Happy now? School forced to close after travellers camp in car park

Politics / Mon 13th Oct 2014 at 11:31am

Fresh StartUpdate on unauthorised traveller encampments in Harlow

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

Fresh Start School car park – Tendring Road (land owned by Essex County Council):

The encampment of nine caravans previously on land at Woodhill/Suthern Way has now moved to the car park at the Fresh Start School opposite the old Passmores School site. This has forced the school to close for today.

Update: The encampment had left by 1230 hrs

River Way (land owned by Essex County Council):

Essex County Council issued a direction to leave on Friday 10 October 2014 giving the encampment 24 hours to vacate the land. As it has not done so it will go through the court.

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

The group at Second Avenue/Howard Way was given a direction to leave the land on or before 4pm on Friday 10 October 2014. As it has not left Harlow Council is issuing county court proceedings.

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

There 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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4 Comments for Happy now? School forced to close after travellers camp in car park:

2014-10-13 12:02:55

As they obviously do not have toilet facilities and do not clear up even their dog's poo you can take action against them purely on environmental issues and keep fining them. They must available for the expensive cars they drive, if they deny ownership of the dogs then remove them.

2014-10-13 12:17:08

The lack of action by the authorities is pathetic. They have broken so many laws including going over kerbs, ignoring writs to leave, leaving a mess which is today running at about £45k (twice the open space budget), ruining the grass, and now causing a school to close! When are the police and our two Councils going to get their acts together for the good of the permanent residents!

2014-10-13 12:34:12

The behaviour of these people is deplorable and the Police and Councils refuse to enforce the law because of political correctness. As for cllr ' s supporting the illegal encampments." You couldn't make it up"

2014-10-13 12:59:20

I wonder if the road tax and insurance for the vehicles has been checked. It can be done at https://www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/

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