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Update on unauthorised traveller encampments in Harlow

Politics / Fri 10th Oct 2014 at 03:05pm

The latest information on unauthorised encampments in Harlow is as follows:

River Way (land owned by Essex County Council):

Essex County Council has issued the following update:

“ECTU have visited the River Way Industrial Estate and carried out our assessment/welfare checks in accordance with Section 77/78 and have instructed our legal team to generate a direction to leave notice (DTL) that will be served by our officers tomorrow 10/10/14. This DTL will stipulate encampment to vacate within 24hrs. ECTU shall return Monday 13 October 2014 to progress to next legal phase if required.”

Second Avenue/Howard Way (land owned by Harlow Council):

The group previously encamped on land at Third Avenue/Three Horseshoes Road has now moved to Second Avenue/Howard Way (land owned by Harlow Council). They have been given a direction to leave the land on or before 4pm today (Friday 10 October 2014).

Woodhill/Southern Way (land owned by Harlow Council):

There are nine caravans on this land. Harlow Council has obtained a county court hearing set for Monday 13 October 2014.

Field north of Kingsland/Abercrombie Way (land owned by Harlow Council):

There are now three caravans on this land. Harlow Council has obtained a county court hearing set for Monday 13 October 2014.

Pear Tree Mead/Southern Way (land owned by Harlow Council):

There are 10 caravans on this land. Harlow Council has a county court hearing set for Friday 17 October 2014.

You can find more information on unauthorised encampments as well as frequently asked questions at: www.harlow.gov.uk/illegal-encampments

For information on unauthorised encampments on Essex County Council land, please call 01245 437645.

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2 Comments for Update on unauthorised traveller encampments in Harlow:

EssexHebridean
2014-10-13 12:17:11

What action are the Police taking re their vehicles? In order to insure a vehicle, you have to provide an address. These people must be giving an address to insurance companies as though they are living there, when they clearly are not, in which case the insurance will be invalid and therefore action can be taken to impound any such vehicles. Likewise as someone else has pointed out there are various environmental implication under which undoubtedly action can be taken. We all know full well that these people have scant regard for the law, therefore it's about time the police started using that fact and taking action.

carra
2014-10-13 17:44:41

I know the local UKIP branch has been critical of the police not using road traffic laws, as well as failing to address insurance and the registration of Republic of Ireland vehicles within the required time period.

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