Swanley Town Council

Traveller Incursion – UPDATE

traveller incursion

Traveller incursion at Swanley Park

DATE: 18.08.2017

LOCATION: Swanley Park, New Barn Road

LAND OWNER: Swanley Town Council

INCURSION DETAILS:  Approx. x3/4 Caravans

ACTION/STATUS:

The travellers left the leisure centre site at 18:35 yesterday as agreed with SDC and moved to Swanley Park, breaking the barrier to gain access.

A section 61 notice has been served this morning for immediate eviction.


Update from Sevenoaks District Council

Traveller incursion within the district, details below;

DATE: 11.08.2017

LOCATION:
White Oak Leisure Centre, Hilda May Avenue, Swanley, Kent BR8 7BT

LAND OWNER: Sevenoaks District Council

INCURSION DETAILS: Approx. 20-25 vehicles

ACTION/STATUS:

SDC officers have visited the site this afternoon and served a Notice of direction to leave. A court date has been set for 13:45 on Tuesday 15th August to obtain the Removal Order if the notice is not complied with.


Update from Sevenoaks District Council

Traveller incursion within the district, details below;

DATE: 10.08.2017

LOCATION:
Green opposite Shurlock Stores in Shurlock Avenue Swanley BR8 7ST

LAND OWNER: Sevenoaks District Council

INCURSION DETAILS: x4 Caravans and x4 vehicles present at the time of visit

ACTION/STATUS:

Primary Officer – James Cox

Secondary Officer – Mary Smith

SDC Officers visited at approx. 16:00 – the travellers have now vacated this site and have joined the larger incursion at White Oak Leisure Centre in Swanley. X4 bags of rubbish have been left behind, of which our Direct Services department has been informed of to clear.


DATE: 10.08.2017

LOCATION:
White Oak Leisure Centre, Hilda May Avenue, Swanley, Kent BR8 7BT

LAND OWNER: Sevenoaks District Council

INCURSION DETAILS:  Approx. 20-25 vehicles

ACTION/STATUS:

Received reports of a new incursion occurring overnight at this location. We are now discussing this matter with the police regarding the use of their section 61 powers.

It is our understanding from the police that there are x11 caravans and x14 vehicles on the site at present and that currently there is not sufficient evidence of disruption for them to use their section 61 powers. Therefore the responsibility for removal will now sit with the Council, this process will begin this afternoon.


We have received reports of a new traveller incursion within the district, details below;

DATE: 08.08.2017

LOCATION:
Green opposite Shurlock Stores in Shurlock Avenue Swanley BR8 7ST

LAND OWNER: Sevenoaks District Council

INCURSION DETAILS: Reports of x3 caravans

ACTION/STATUS: SDC Officers will be visiting the site today to start the process of removal. Next update will be after this visit has been undertaken.