Court tElls trAvEllErs to movE from City CAr pArk
Caravans parked on land near Key Theatre and Crown Court
Legal action to evict a group of travellers who have moved a number of caravans onto a city centre car park has begun. Thetravellers movedontothe car park outside the Crown Court and Key Theatre last Tuesday night (January 18).
The car park, which is run by Peterborough City Council, has remained open since – although a large number of spaces have been taken up by the caravans.
Some theatregoers contacted the Peterborough Telegraphtosaytheycouldnotuse the car park when they went to The Key on Tuesday night.
Yesterday (January 25) a magistrate served a section 78 noticeontheencampmentata hearingatPeterboroughMagistrates’ Court.
APeterboroughCityCouncil spokesman said: “This notice requires themtoleavethe site within24hoursotherwise the eviction process will begin.”
Afterthetravellersarrived, council officers visited to carry out welfare checks, before the process of moving the vehicles on began.
The council spokesman saidthecaravanswouldnotbe given parking tickets, as other enforcementactionwastaken against the group.
It is not the first time a groupoftravellershavemoved caravans onto the car park.
In October 2012 a number of vehicles parked near the CrownCourt, using the hedge to hang washing out. The previous yearcaravansparkedon the nearby Embankment.
The travellers on the car park