July 22, 2021 2.24 pm This story is over 34 months old

Travellers pitch up at Hartsholme Park and ignore eviction notice

Council and police working to deal with it

By Local Democracy Reporter

A group of travellers have set up camp at Hartsholme Park in Lincoln and despite an eviction notice from the council, they are still there.

The site at the recreational grounds near to the car park at Hartsholme Park has been occupied by a group of people with tents and caravans.

It is not known when exactly the group arrived, but it is understood the council has already asked them to leave.

An eyewitness told The Lincolnite the group had broken the fence and barrier at the entrance to allow for caravans to get through onto the park.

A bollard has been damaged at the entrance. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

City of Lincoln Council issued an evacuation notice to those at Hartsholme Park earlier this week, but that notice has been ignored and they are still at the site.

Becky Scott, legal and democratic services manager at City of Lincoln Council, said: “Alongside Lincolnshire Police, we visited the site at the Hartsholme recreational grounds earlier this week and a letter requesting they vacate the site immediately was issued.

“We will continue to work with police to deal with this matter under the Unauthorised Encampment Protocol between us and Lincolnshire County Council.”

Bollards at the entrance point dug up out the ground and moved. | Photo: Submitted