Swanley Town Council

Traveller Incursion – UPDATE

traveller incursion

DATE: 16.08.2017

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

LAND OWNER: Sevenoaks District Council

INCURSION DETAILS: Approx. x3 Caravans

ACTION/STATUS: The Removal Order has now been obtained from the courts and will be served by SDC officers within the next hour. If the travellers have not gone after 24hours then we will remove them.


UPDATE:

DATE: 15.08.2017

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

LAND OWNER: Sevenoaks District Council

INCURSION DETAILS: Approx. x3 Caravans

ACTION/STATUS:  SDC officers have now served the summons on the remaining occupants of the incursion. The court date for obtaining the removal order is set for 09:45 tomorrow.


UPDATE:

DATE: 15.08.2017

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

LAND OWNER: Sevenoaks District Council

INCURSION DETAILS: Approx. x3 Caravans

ACTION/STATUS: Currently SDC are still awaiting the summons from the court – until this is received we cannot proceed with the removal process as was originally planned.

The delay is with the courts and is not due to SDC in any way. X5 Caravans have vacated the site and x3 are left (these are the ones that moved from the previous incursion in Shurlock Avenue).

Due to their previous history (involved in an incursion last year) we believe that SDC will have to go through the eviction process before these remaining caravans leave.


UPDATE:

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.