ONE of Taunton's park and ride hubs has been closed after travellers attempted to gain access from the site.

The Gateway Park and Ride site was closed today (Monday) after the group of travellers tried to settle at the site over the weekend.

However, Avon and Somerset Police officers were able to prevent the group from settling, but the site was remained closed as a preventative measure to avoid any further attempts to access the site.

Somerset County Council has not yet confirmed if the site will be open tomorrow.

Buses are still running from the Blackbrook Bus Gate.

A spokesperson for Somerset County Council said: "Police advised us to close the site following the arrival of a group of travellers at the weekend who officers moved on.

"In light of this we are currently reviewing the situation."