February 20, 2015 3.31 pm This story is over 79 months old

Unauthorised caravans ordered to vacate Lincoln playing field

Caravans stay: A group of unauthorised campers remain on a Lincoln playing field after previously parking caravans on the Morrisons supermarket car park in the city centre.

A group of unauthorised campers have been served a notice to vacate a Lincoln playing field.

After spending a night and a day at the Morrisons supermarket on Tritton Road in Lincoln, the group moved to King George’s Field off Macaulay Drive on the evening of Thursday, February 19.

A number of caravans stayed overnight at Lincoln Morrisons. Photo: The Lincolnite

A number of caravans stayed overnight at Lincoln Morrisons. Photo: The Lincolnite

During the morning of Friday, February 20, Lincolnshire Police officers attended the site where eight vehicles were located.

The group has been served a notice by the City of Lincoln Council to vacate by 2pm on Monday, February 23.

Steve Bird, Assistant Director for Communities and Street Scene at City of Lincoln Council said: “The council has today (Friday, February 20) served a notice on travellers who have set up an unauthorised encampment in the car park of King George V Playing Field.

“This notice gives the travellers, who arrived in eight vehicles on February 19, until 2pm on Monday, February 23 to vacate the site before we will seek an order from the Lincoln Magistrates’ Court to take steps to evict them under the Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994.

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

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