Council takes court action against traveller group


Stratford District Council are taking legal action to evict a traveller group who set up an unauthorised encampment at Stratford Leisure Centre car park this week.

The group, who are believed to be different from those who occupied a section of the same site just after Christmas, number around 20 caravans.

Notice was served on the group on Tuesday, but as they failed to leave the site within the given window, the authority took the matter before magistrates today (Wednesday) to obtain a court order.

A spokesperson for Stratford District Council, said: “‘Stratford-on-Avon District Council has this afternoon (Wednesday) secured a court order requiring the unauthorised campers on the Stratford Leisure Centre car park to leave the site.

“This is now in the process of being served and it is expected that the site will be vacated by the weekend.”


  • 1jamessmith1

    So how much, even roughly did the council tax payer pay for this?

    Doesn’t SDC have any land that they could rent to ‘travelers’ for a reasonable sum so they don’t go setting up camp where they shouldn’t

    • imustbeoldiwearacap

      They probably have, but would be met with a chorus of NIMBY! I wander if this group are the same lot who left a Leamington Spa building devoid of metal?

      • 1jamessmith1

        imustbeoldiwearacap if the NIMBY brigade have a problem, the can off. My reasoning is if you rent/ sell them a plot of land that they stick to it is better than them being moved on every few months along with the cost to council tax payers and inconvenience. On Baker Ave near me, when it is cars parked along the road obstructing local buses SDC can’t find the money to move the cars or enforce the bus route. Where is the consistancy