Council seeks court action after travellers pitch up in Potters Bar
PUBLISHED: 11:27 13 June 2018
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The borough council has taken court action to try and force travellers to move after they pitched up in Potters Bar.
Hertsmere Council said a resident had reported that around 12 caravans had stopped in Parkfield Open Space off Billy Lows Lane on Friday, June 8, following which the council’s environmental health officers visited the area.
A spokeswoman said the travellers were issued a notice of direction to leave, but after still being there on Monday, June 11, the local authority decided to seek court action.
She said: “The council approached the magistrates court to seek a summons for a hearing on Thursday, June 14, where a decision will be taken on whether to grant the council a Removal Order requiring the travellers to leave the site.”