A GROUP of travellers parked up in their caravans on a sports ground have promised to leave this week.

The group pitched up at Taunton Rugby Club, in Bathpool, over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Club chairman John Wrelton met with the travellers yesterday morning (Tuesday).

Afterwards Mr Wrelton told the County Gazette: "They are still there.

"It was a friendly meeting I had with them and they have assured me they will be gone this week.

"The mood of the club management is to keep everything friendly for now and hope they stick to their word and move on."