A group of travellers has taken over a city park and ride site.
Caravans and vehicles were parked on the Bluebell Way park and ride in Fulwood, which has been closed since 2010.
It is the latest in a number of recent incidents involving travellers parking on land across Preston.
The site falls under the responsibility of Lancashire County Council.
Today, a spokesman for the authority said they had been made aware of the arrival of the travellers and steps were being taken to move them on.
Gary Pearse, assistant director of property for Lancashire County Council, said: “We’re already taking steps to deal with this situation and remove these trespassers from our land.
“We believe that they only arrived on Wednesday morning, but we are already working to resolve this matter.”
It comes after travellers caused disruption at Asda, in Fulwood, earlier this week when horse boxes, caravans and Transit vans descended onto the car park.
The travellers told security staff and police they were on their way to a funeral in Birmingham.
The Evening Post reported that families had set up on the car park of Preston Healthport centre in Vicarage Lane, Fulwood.
In a separate incident, about a dozen caravans set up camp and stayed for a week on the car park outside the Transcontinental Group building in Oliver’s Place, Fulwood.
Coun Jennifer Greenhalgh, who represents the Garrison area of the city on Preston Council, said: “With the problems we have had in the past people have been ringing all day, every day because they are concerned.
“People are anxious, people are worried and they are concerned. The sooner the situation is resolved the better and I sincerely hope that the county council will not hang about but will take what action is needed.”
She added that a skip has been put in front of the Millennium Green to prevent any access on to that area.
Police said the responsiblity for the £2.5m park and ride site, which was open for just 18 months before being closed three years ago and branded a ‘white elephant’, fell with County Hall.