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Update on unauthorised encampments - 16 August

Update: 9.00am on Wednesday 16 August

The unauthorised encampment has left the land on Kixley Lane, Knowle.

We will continue to work with the land owner to assist with any post encampment work.

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1.00pm Tuesday 15 August

The unauthorised encampment recently located on Palmer's Rough has moved on.

They were escorted out of Solihull borough yesterday evening, however, some returned the same evening and forced entry onto land just off Rothwell Drive.

This area was still covered by the eviction order and they have therefore now been moved on.


We are undertaking a thorough clean up and assessing how we might secure the area to guard against any future incursions.

The community have now entered land on Kixley Lane, Knowle and established an unauthorised encampment.

This land is privately owned, therefore we will work alongside the police and the land owner to advise and assist in managing the situation.

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3:30pm Monday 14 August

A Court Order has now been served to the unauthorised encampment.  

Should they fail to leave the site within 24hrs, the formal eviction process will begin. 

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11am Friday 11 August 

Senior officers and councillors of Solihull Council are working hard to address the recent incursion on Palmers Rough.

 

The Chief Executive has seen the site and has been speaking to local residents to reassure them that the Council is doing all that it can to move the travelling community on as quickly as possible.

 

This particular group of travellers are more persistent than Solihull has experienced in recent years and are frequently changing in numbers and tactics.

 

The Council is working closely with the police and undertaking the necessary legal actions to move them on as soon as possible.

 

It is absolutely vital that members of the public report any anti-social or criminal behaviour to the police by calling 101 or online at https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/incident-report

 

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9am Friday 11 August


The unauthorised encampment recently located at Shirley Park has moved on.


They were escorted out of Solihull borough yesterday evening, however, they returned the same evening and forced entry onto Palmers Rough Recreation Ground.


The Council is working closely with the police and undertaking the necessary legal actions to move them on as quickly as possible.
 
To support our evidence gathering it is very important that as many local residents as possible report any anti-social or criminal behaviour to the police by calling 101. This helps build a picture of the situation for the court to consider when we present our case to them.

When any unauthorised encampment leaves a site we undertake a thorough clean up and also assess how we might secure, if we can, the site to guard against any future incursions.


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5pm Wednesday 9 August

A Court Order has now been served to the unauthorised encampment.  

Should they fail to leave the site within 24hrs, the formal eviction process will begin. 


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11am Wednesday 9 August

 


Solihull Council is aware that the unauthorised encampment on Shirley Park has increased in size.

The Council is undertaking the necessary legal actions to move them on as quickly as possible, and a court hearing will take place this afternoon. 

If this hearing is successful, a Court Order will be served to the community to vacate the site within 24 hours. Should the unauthorised encampment fail to leave the site within 24hrs of the Court Order being served, the formal eviction process will begin.

The Council is continuing to work closely with the police at this time to do everything possible within the legal framework to move the unauthorised encampment on.


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12:45pm Tuesday 8 August

The Council has served a Court Summons to the unauthorised encampment for tomorrow afternoon.

If the court hearing is successful, a Court Order will be served to the community.

Should the unauthorised encampment fail to leave the site within 24hrs of the Court Order being served, the formal eviction process will begin. 

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3pm Monday 7 August


The Council has completed all of the necessary site assessments and the unauthorised encampment has been issued with a notice to leave the site by tomorrow morning.

If they fail to leave the site by this time, the Council will undertake the required court proceedings. 

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9am Monday 7 August

Solihull Council is aware that an unauthorised encampment is now on Shirley Park.
 
The Council is working closely with the police and undertaking the necessary legal actions to move them on as quickly as possible.
 
To support our evidence gathering it is very important that as many local residents as possible report any anti-social or criminal behaviour to the police by calling 101. This helps build a picture of the situation for the court to consider when we present our case to them.

When any unauthorised encampment leaves a site we undertake a thorough clean up and also assess how we might secure, if we can, the site to guard against any future incursions.

The unauthorised encampment that was on public land off Streetsbrook Road/Woodside Way left on Saturday morning.
 
Information on how the Council deals with unauthorised encampments can be found here: www.solihull.gov.uk/encampments  

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