TRAVELLERS have ignored a 24-hour notice to vacate an unauthorised camp in Coventry – and the council is now seeking an eviction order from the courts.
About 17 caravans set up camp on council-owned land at the junction of Lynchgate Road and Sir Henry Parkes Road in Canley on Tuesday (August 27).
Coventry City Council has estimated the encampment includes around 60 people, who remain on the site despite the a deadline.
The council yesterday (August 28) issued an order for all caravans at the site to vacate by midday today.
A council spokesperson today told us: “Unfortunately the encampment is still in situ, and there is no sign of the travellers moving off the land at this point.
“Therefore we are now moving to the more formal process of court, to try and obtain an eviction order.
“We have a court slot booked for Friday August 30 at 2pm.
“If the eviction order is granted we will look to evict under that order and our third party bailiffs are on standby.”
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