April 24, 2015 2.23 pm This story is over 80 months old

Travellers leave Lincoln West Common after bailiffs threat

Ready for eviction: The City of Lincoln will begin to remove travellers camped on the West Common next to the Grandstand.

A group of travellers camped on West Common next to the Grandstand have moved on, moments before bailiffs were due to remove them from the site.

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

The unauthorised encampment, including 17 caravans, arrived on the West Common 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 remained on the site past the deadline but left of their own accord today.


The unauthorised travellers camp next to the Grandstand in Lincoln

Steve Bird, Assistant Director for Communities and Street Scene at City of Lincoln Council, said the council obtained a Possession Order from Lincoln County Court, meaning that they would have been able to apply to the High Court for a warrant to evict the travellers.

He added: “We acted as swiftly as we could in accordance with the Joint Protocol on Unauthorised Encampments in Lincolnshire and the legal framework.”

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