Angus Council is “monitoring” an unauthorised Travellers camp which has attracted almost 20 vehicles in Montrose.
The camp is located on council-owned ground at the East Links, near to the clubhouse of Royal Montrose Golf Club.
There is 11 caravans at the site, as well as three cars, three vans and a flatbed truck.
Outside the caravans were gas canisters and chairs as well as a pile of rubbish which appeared to consist of large items such as old kitchen cabinets and stepladders.
The number of caravans at the location has slowly increased in the last few weeks.
The site has frequently been used by Travellers in the past.
Last year, more than 50 caravans arrived at the East Links in May for a Christian festival.
A Montrose man who frequently walks past the site said: “Over the winter there was one caravan there, but the numbers are just going up and up.
“This has been going on for years and I feel that Angus Council has not been living up to their responsibilities.”
Last year Angus Council updated their strategy for dealing with unauthorised encampments of Travellers in the county.
The new policy states that Angus Council will not actively seek to “immediately remove an unauthorised encampment” on its land unless it is a site of scientific or environmental interest or a site where pollution could damage water courses.
It would also start eviction proceedings when the encampment is in an area with toxic waste or ground pollution, adjacent to the verge of a road or in proximity to a railway line.
An Angus Council spokesman said: “We are aware of an unauthorised encampment in the area and are continuing to monitor it in accordance with policy and procedures.”
Last month The Courier revealed that Angus Council had adopted a “live and let live” approach to more than 30 illegal Traveller camps in Angus between 2014 and 2015.
The highest number (21) were located in Montrose, with the Montrose Golf Links cited as one of the most problematic areas.
Just two eviction notices were served to the 33 illegal camps throughout the 12-month period.