Huntingdonshire District Council says it is working to move on a group of travellers who have set up camp near a retail park in Huntingdon.
The council said it was made aware of the camp, in Stukeley Road, on Wednesday evening, with Cambridgeshire police also contacted.
A spokesman for the police said they had received reports of up to six caravans on a grass verge opposite Homebase.
The spokesman added: “We are working with the district council to ensure there is no breach of the peace.”
A spokesman for Huntingdonshire District Council said that the authority had been made aware of the incident and that the process to remove the travellers had begun.
The spokesman said the council could not put a timescale on when the process would be complete.