North Ferriby United’s owner has spoken out after the council dumped concrete bollards at the ground’s access, blocking his plan to open it up to travellers.

Jamie Waltham says the bollards were “a poor reaction” to his idea to boost revenue by using the football ground for a travellers’ site, with the ground cleared for match days. North Ferriby Parish Council has now removed the bollards after taking legal advice but a lockable gate is now being used instead.

Mr Waltham, who leases the ground from the parish council, says: “I think they have unduly panicked. The bollards were just a knee-jerk reaction that affected even our youth teams.

“I thought it was a poor reaction. I think the youth team has kicked off about the bollards and they have been removed.”

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