Bailiffs called out to caravans and vans at North Hykeham Train Station

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Update, 4.30pm Friday, January 20: North Kesteven District Council has been informed by landowners that action has commenced to remove the unauthorised encampment.

Bailiffs have been instructed to serve a notice to the group, requiring them to vacate by this evening. They will return in the morning to evict the group in the morning if they have not moved on.

Some twelve caravans and towing vans have been pitched on the North Hykeham Train Station car park since around 7pm on Thursday, January 19.

The vehicles have taken up the majority of spaces in the public car park off Station Road.

North Kesteven Council representatives have visited the site on Friday, January 20 following initial reports and have said that six caravans and six vans remain on the car park at the time of writing.

The responsibility of moving the group on lies with landowners Persimmon Homes Ltd.

A North Kesteven District Council spokesperson said: “The council has visited the site this morning, and there are six caravans and six towing vans on the site.

“The land is owned by Persimmon Homes Limited, and therefore it is the company’s responsibility to move the group on.

“The council has notified the company about the incident this morning. The council will continue to monitor the situation closely”.

Simon Usher, managing director for Persimmon Homes Yorkshire, said: “We are aware of the situation on our land at North Hykeham Train Station car park.

“We have made contact with the travellers and are looking to get the situation resolved as quickly as possible and will take further action should it be necessary.”

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