Coun­cil forces trav­ellers off com­mon

In­junc­tion was put in place to have them re­moved

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger

A GROUP of trav­ellers on Uxbridge Com­mon were moved on by coun­cil staff on Tues­day after an in­junc­tion was put in place to have them re­moved.

Re­ports of car­a­vans on the com­mon sur­faced on Thurs­day Au­gust 4 and were re­ported to Hilling­don Coun­cil via Twit­ter.

Coun­cil staff were spot­ted es­cort­ing the trav­ellers from the site and a car­a­van that was left be­hind with graf­fiti on was de­stroyed.

David Sim­monds, the deputy leader of Hilling­don Coun­cil, tweeted on Au­gust 4: “Uxbridge Com­mon trav­eller in­cur­sion up­date. Hilling­don Coun­cil has served an in­junc­tion and has a se­cu­rity team on site overnight.”

Hilling­don Coun­cil’s ac­count tweeted the fol­low­ing day to say it was pro­ceed­ing through the courts to evict them. An evic­tion or­der was ap­proved on Mon­day Au­gust 8.

The coun­cil-owned land sits just off the B483 Park Road near Hilling­don Sports and Leisure Com­plex.

Some res­i­dents are look­ing to gar­ner a team of vol­un­teers to help with the clean-up process now the trav­ellers have been evicted.

Last month trav­ellers ap­peared on green land in West Dray­ton, while a group were also re­cently evicted from Eal­ing Com­mon and left it in a mess.

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