New barriers are going up at a Huddersfield school campus - to stop unwanted guests.
Huddersfield New College have erected barriers and gates after problems caused by a band of illegal travellers earlier this month.
The barriers are going up at the college campus off New Hey Road after it was revealed a major clean-up was necessary after the travellers were evicted.
The mess left behind by the travellers included human excrement.
It was the latest in a series of problems in recent years across Huddersfield.
Kirklees Council has admitted it had to spend tens of thousands of pounds on taking out court eviction orders and on cleaning up after travellers set up camp on council-owned land.
The authority has also erected barriers and boulder barricades at several of its playing fields sites to stop travellers. The latest was at the Heatherleigh playing fields off Lindley Moor Road, little more than a mile away from the college campus.
Clr Cahal Burke, whose ward includes the New College campus, said: “There was damage caused by the travellers.
“The clean-up had to be partly subcontracted to a specialist. There were bags of rubbish, debris left in numerous areas of the site, human excrement and drain covers ripped out and damaged.
“The school is part of a Public Private Partnership contract so the risk and cost sit with the provider and not the council.
“In terms of future risk, the college has installed a vehicle access gate and a barrier on the pedestrian footpath to reduce the risk”.
The travellers, with five caravans and a collection of cars and vans, spent a week at the site before they were evicted after a court order.