Eviction notice served on Manor Road traveller group

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An eviction order has been served on members of an unauthorised traveller encampment, which set up on the King Edward VI Playing Fields on Manor Road yesterday (Sunday).

At around 8pm officers received a number of reports that up to six caravans had set up camp within the sports fields, an area where similar unauthorised encampments have been established in the past.

Bennet Carr, headmaster at KES, said: “We have acted rapidly to deter this group, we have brought in bailiffs who served notice earlier today accompanied by the police, ordering them to move on by tomorrow afternoon.

“This is the fourth time in two years that this has happened and each time we have to pay the costs, it’s incredibly frustrating.”

  • Big Jim and The Twins

    How about getting rid of the fair? That would encourage them to move on. A local parking attendant told me that it has became a permanent fixture on the overflow car park on the rec.
    I parked in the Fisherman’s car park today where there’s a big new sign warning of fines for people caught urinating etc, and littering etc..

    It made me wonder if the new riverside project going to include public toilets? Or if the council’s ‘Masterplan’ is to increase their purse by patrolling it and handing out fines?

  • 1jamessmith1

    I’d imagine that these travelers by their very nature are of no fixed abode, so how do you enforce any thing legal against them?

  • kingcoil

    A JCB would get them out a lot quicker

  • BobJay

    “This is the fourth time in two years that this has happened and each time we have to pay the costs”
    Maybe a fence would help?