February 28, 2019 4.25 pm This story is over 57 months old

Council moves on Usher Gallery campers

The campers were spotted taking drugs in broad daylight

People who set up a campsite on the grounds of the Usher Gallery have been moved on by the council.

As previously reported, five tents were pitched up on the grass. People reportedly witnessed a group using the area to take drugs in broad daylight.

City of Lincoln Council’s intervention team visited the campsite and issued them a notice to leave the area.

The team normally try to find accommodation for rough sleepers, but they told reporters people in the tents have previously had issues in the city’s shelters so were left with limited options.

They have now been moved on. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

A spokesperson for the council said: “Our aim is to always try to help find suitable accommodation for vulnerable homeless individuals.

“However, this requires them to engage with us so that we are able to assess their needs and match them up with the appropriate solution.

“Unfortunately, we are sometimes left with limited housing options if the people in question have been involved in issues while staying in city accommodation.”

The Lincolnite sent a reporter to the Usher Gallery on Thursday, February 28 who said that the camp has now been moved on.