Council serves eviction notice on Hatfield travellers

PUBLISHED: 12:12 04 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:04 04 April 2018

Travellers at the Link Drive car park in Hatfield.
Picture: Adam Law

Travellers at the Link Drive car park in Hatfield. Picture: Adam Law

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Welwyn Hatfield Council has now served an eviction notice on a group of travellers, including 30 children, who have taken over a Hatfield car park.

On Easter Monday, the group arrived in Hatfield.

First they appeared at the Tesco car park in Oldings Corner and then at the cadet centre car park in Woods Avenue, Hatfield.

Police were contacted by members of the public and officers spoke to the travellers.

By Monday evening, the group had settled at the Link Drive car park.

Today, Wednesday, the council confirmed that there were 24 vehicles on the site (12 caravans, 12 vehicles).

There are also 30 children as part of the group, according to the council.

A council spokesman said: “We served an eviction notice on the [Link Drive car park] encampment yesterday evening (Tuesday, April 3).

“If this is not complied with after 24 hours, we will have to go to court to obtain an eviction order.”


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