COUNCIL staff are taking action to evict a group of travellers from a Quinton beauty spot.

The travellers have been camping on Quinton Meadows nature reserve, off the A456, for several days.

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: "The council is committed to actively protecting its land and will take steps to recover this land where illegal encampments encroach upon it."

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We are aware of the situation and are liaising with the council."

Quinton Meadows (a site of importance for nature conservation), borders the M5.

It is not known if it is the same group of travellers who demanded £6.5k to move from Old Halesonians RFC in Hagley at the weekend.

They were moved off after the rugby club, on Wassell Grove, enlisted the services of bailiffs and left human excrement and rubbish and a bill of thousands of pounds, in their wake.

Travellers leave Old Halesonians rugby club counting cost after moving onto pitch