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Kingsbridge Avenue Open Space

6 June

With the help of Staffordshire Police, the unauthorised encampment on Kingsbridge Avenue open space have now left the site.  Streetscene have now commenced a clean up.

The council have been successful in obtaining the Section 78 Order from court for the removal of the unauthorised encampment at the above location. We will be onsite with Staffordshire Police to enforce the court order at 12pm. 

Further updates will be sent out in due course.

5 June

The council have a court hearing regarding the unauthorised encampment at Kingsbridge Avenue Open Space tomorrow morning (6 June) at 10am
 

Wolstanton Marsh

4 June

The group have now gained access and established an unauthorised encampment on Kingsbridge Avenue open space. We are scheduled to be on site at this location at 4pm with the assistance of police officers to conduct a welfare assessment and issue the Section 77 Direction to Leave notice. Following this, we will then look to secure a court date to obtain a Section 78 Court Order that covers this land.

The council will be returning to the site at 4.30 with the police to enforce the order.

The council have been successful in obtaining the Section 78 Order from court for the removal of the unauthorised encampment at Wolstanton Marsh. We will be onsite to enforce the court order at 11.15am.

3 June

The council has been made aware of an unauthorised encampment on Wolstanton Marsh. The land is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster but is maintained by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council. 

At 10 am this morning, officers from Newcastle Borough Council attended the site to conduct a welfare assessment on the group. Following this a Section 77 Directions notice was issued to the encampment.

We are now awaiting confirmation of a court date. 

A court hearing will take place tomorrow morning (4 June) at 10am.

  


Last updated 6 June 2019

 
 
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