AROUND ’30 to 40 caravans’ have gained access to Heath End recreation ground in Upper Weybourne Lane.
The Herald understands the encampment forced open a metal gate and gained access to the field at around 9.30pm on Thursday evening.
The police responded but have reportedly been unable to remove the caravans as the incursion is a civil trespassing matter. The recreation ground is owned and maintained by Waverley Borough Council.
A Heath End resident told the Herald: "Our beautiful field at Heath End has been ransacked.
"The police were there last night but couldn’t do anything apparently and will now have to go to court, the field is used for so much and will now be ruined!
"They stormed the metal gate last night and was screaming and shouting and beeping horns till god knows what time.
"Horrible before the summer hols are going to start, and for all the kids camps and men’s football club etc and for us as residents are hardly going to be able to use it now."
It comes just months after Waverley was forced to hire professional bailiffs to evict an illegal caravan encampment from the Farnham Leisure Centre car park, after a week-long incursion in April.