Bid to se­cure High Court date over trav­eller camp ban

Coventry Telegraph - - NEWS -

COUN­CIL bosses hope to se­cure a High Court date for an in­junc­tion to ban il­le­gal trav­eller en­camp­ments from pub­lic land in Nuneaton and Bed­worth next week.

It has been re­vealed that Nuneaton and Bed­worth Bor­ough Coun­cil hope to se­cure a slot to put their ap­pli­ca­tion be­fore a High Court judge be­fore next Fri­day (Oc­to­ber 19).

Coun­cil­lor Barry Long­den, cabi­net mem­ber re­spon­si­ble for il­le­gal trav­eller in­cur­sions, ex­plained: “Our ap­pli­ca­tion went to our bar­ris­ter, who then sent it back for more in­for­ma­tion to make it a stronger case. This has been sup­plied and it is hoped that we can put the ap­pli­ca­tion be­fore a High Court judge be­fore the end of next week. This ob­vi­ously de­pends on what judges are avail­able but we hope to do this be­fore next Fri­day.

“The ap­pli­ca­tion could then be con­tested by the bar­ris­ter for the cur­rent en­camp­ment of trav­ellers but we hope to get our ap­pli­ca­tion in next week.”

The news comes just a day af­ter an on­line pe­ti­tion was launched by res­i­dents to try and force the coun­cil to speed-up its plans to pro­tect pub­lic land.

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