Lincoln council set for court action as travellers overstay notice

A group of travellers who are parked near to the West Common in Lincoln have been notified of city council court action, after ignoring an order to vacate.

As previously reported, the 17 caravans set up on the area next to the Grandstand off Saxilby Road on Saturday, April 18.

The group were given until 2pm on Tuesday, April 21 to leave the site before the City of Lincoln Council sought an Order of Possession from Lincoln County Court.

The group have however remained on the site past the deadline.

Steve Bird, Assistant Director for Communities and Street Scene at City of Lincoln Council, said: “We have today (Tuesday, April 21) received a Notice of Hearing from Lincoln County Court, set for Friday morning (April 24), when we will apply for an Order of Possession.

“This afternoon we notified the travellers of the notice, which requires us to allow them at least 48 hours notice of the hearing. If they opt not to attend we will be able to remove them from the site.

“We will continue to work with Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire County Council to monitor the situation in accordance with the Joint Protocol on Unauthorised Encampments in Lincolnshire.”