An "unauthorised encampment", featuring caravans and other vehicles, has been evicted from Potters Bar.

The encampment had parked up on a council-owned field off Billy Lows Lane last Monday evening (September 4), but were evicted by Hertsmere Borough Council and Hertfordshire police on Friday morning (September 8).

The encampment left the field after notices were handed out directing the group to leave.


Cllr Christian Gray, Hertsmere Borough Council's cabinet member for communities, neighbourhoods and enforcement, commented: “I am grateful to the council staff who worked so diligently to resolve this matter as quickly as possible in accordance with the relevant legal processes.

"I would also like to thank everyone involved at Hertfordshire Constabulary for their close and effective partnership working with our staff.”

Hertfordshire Constabulary's Hertsmere chief inspector, Mark Bilsdon, added: “We supported our council colleagues to move the encampment on as quickly as possible.


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"In the meantime, local officers regularly patrolled the area to provide a visible presence and reassurance to residents, amid reports of anti-social behaviour.

"I’m pleased the matter was brought to a conclusion without incident.”

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