Council moves to evict travellers from Beacon Park

Travellers have parked their caravans in Beacon Park
Travellers' caravans parked in Beacon Park near Bunkers Hill

Lichfield District Council has served notice on a group of travellers that arrived in Beacon Park yesterday.

Caravans pulled onto the public car park at Bunkers Hill in the afternoon with two of them making it into the park itself before the entrance gate was re-secured.

The council has issued a section 77 notice to remove the travellers from the car park and Beacon Park and staff are monitoring the situation.

Authority from a Magistrates Court is required for the eviction to take place which should be early next week.

A spokesperson for Lichfield District Council said:

“Travellers arrived at Beacon Park yesterday and are currently on the Bunkers Hill car park and land adjacent to it.

“We are working to remove them so that both amenities are available to the public again as soon as possible.”

Published: 21 July 2022