Council takes court action as travellers in Lincoln overstay 24 hour notice

Dozens of travellers who have pitched up on South Common in Lincoln have been notified of city council court action, after ignoring an order to vacate within 24 hours.

As previously reported, caravans pitched up illegally on the site on Wednesday, June 14.

Police officers have been monitoring the situation alongside the City of Lincoln Council.

Dozens of travellers pitched up on the South Common. Photo: The Lincolnite

The travellers were then given 24 hours to vacate the premises on Thursday, June 15, however have ignored these orders.

A date is now being set for a court hearing to remove the travellers.

Caroline Bird, Community Services Manager said: “We have served the unauthorised encampment with a notice to leave within 24 hours, but are aware that as of Monday morning the vehicles are still on South Common.

“Officers visited the site last Thursday to ensure the encampment was safe and that no damage had been done, and a date for a court hearing was applied for shortly after.

“The earliest available hearing date was Monday, June 26, but we have asked to be notified if one becomes available before then.”