Travellers pick council carpark as new campsite

Pimlico Market Place Car Pak, Ilkeston, where three caravans have illegally set up a camp site near a council building.
Pimlico Market Place Car Pak, Ilkeston, where three caravans have illegally set up a camp site near a council building.

A group of travellers has flagrantly flouted council rules by parking up yards away from their offices.

The group, travelling in three caravans in total, was given a swift notice to move on by Erewash Borough Council after noticing they had parked up in Pimlico Market Place car park,

And the group was so close council workers spotted them through their office windows of the EBC building, backing onto Pimlico.

A spokesperson said: “They arrived at mid-morning today and we immediately served them with the necessary eviction notice of evictions, and will follow the due process.”

Generally travellers move on one they have been given notice, but the source added that if they don’t, a county court order will be issued.