AN illegal encampment of travellers have ignored a council notice to quit land at Hardwick Grange, Woolston, as another group left a trail of discarded tyres and rubbish at Silver lane, Risley.
The encampment of five caravans and associated vehicles at Hardwick Grange received a visit from the council’s gypsy and traveller welfare support officers and served a section S. 77 Notice to vacate the site.
But they have ignored the notice and the issue has now been handed to the council’s Legal team who will in turn approach the Courts for a hearing date to apply for a. S. 78 Order to evict them.
It is the latest in a number of ongoing issues with travellers who have set up on various sites in recent weeks, including Woolston Hub car park, Silver Lane, Risley and the M&S car park at Gemini.
Meanwhile the group who accessed Silver Lane by cutting the padlock off a barrier have left a trail of discarded tyres and rubbish much to the annoyance of local residents and dog walkers.
The five caravans at Hardwick Grange are a different group.