Court tElls trAv­EllErs to movE from City CAr pArk

Car­a­vans parked on land near Key The­atre and Crown Court

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­ Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

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

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