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Statement from Portfolio Holder about travellers in Little Bushey Lane

Last Modified June 11, 2018
 
Seamus Quilty - serious

Seamus Quilty, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport

Officers from the council’s Environmental Health team will be seeking a Removal Order this week for travellers caravans parked in Little Bushey Lane.

St Albans Magistrates Court is due to decide this Thursday (14 June) whether to grant the order on the eight caravans, which had previously been parked on land in Golf Close and then at King George Recreation Ground in Chiltern Avenue, Bushey.

Officers are also aware of another group of travellers, who have moved on to a site at Parkfield in Potters Bar and have attended and served a Notice of Direction requiring the travellers to leave.  If they don’t move voluntarily, a further Removal Order will also be sought from the court. 

Cllr Seamus Quilty, Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Transport, said: “Our officers have responded to these incursions as promptly as they can within the parameters of the law.

 “We will continue to follow the legislative process, but this can take up to five days to complete, subject to court availability. We have moved as quickly as we can to secure the necessary approvals.

 “We appreciate these incursions have been frustrating for members of the public and residents and we will now move as swiftly as we are able to take the necessary steps to ensure the travellers leave Little Bushey Lane and Parkfield.”

Posted on Monday 11th June 2018
 

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