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Cheshire East “unable” to remove unauthorised travellers in Nantwich

Cheshire East “unable” to remove unauthorised travellers in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council admitted today they will not be able to move the latest unauthorised travellers encampment in Nantwich.

Travellers arrived on the Cheshire East-owned Love Lane car park yesterday evening (June 3).

June 4, 2020
Willaston councillor “threatened” by men while taking photos of travellers

Willaston councillor “threatened” by men while taking photos of travellers

A councillor says he was “threatened” by angry men as took photos of an unauthorised encampment on The Vagrants in Willaston.

Cllr Allen Gage, Cheshire East for Willaston and Rope, said a number of men rounded on him when he was spotted taking pictures from a distance, one allegedly shouting “delete those, I’ll kill you”.

May 27, 2020
3-year Barony Park court injunction just “weeks away” before lockdown

3-year Barony Park court injunction just “weeks away” before lockdown

A three-year court injunction to stop unauthorised travellers accessing Barony Park in Nantwich was just weeks away before lockdown, we can reveal.

It emerged as the first unauthorised travellers of 2020 arrived on the park overnight (May 25).

May 25, 2020
Work on Barony Park perimeter fence in Nantwich to start in March

Work on Barony Park perimeter fence in Nantwich to start in March

Work on a perimeter fence around Barony Park in Nantwich to prevent unauthorised traveller camps could start in March, it has emerged.

And campaigners who viewed detailed drawings of the plans this week, hope it will lead to the park gaining “green flag status”.

January 29, 2020
Council teams review resident feedback over travellers site plan

Council teams review resident feedback over travellers site plan

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council officers are working through thousands of responses from residents on a key document that could pave the way for a new travellers transit site in the borough.

The council ran a public consultation on the draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) – the second part of the council’s local plan – in August and September.

December 23, 2019
Concerns over Cheshire East traveller transit site plan to be reviewed, say councillors

Concerns over Cheshire East traveller transit site plan to be reviewed, say councillors

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Council chiefs insist they will take on board residents’ concerns about the next part of the local plan – including a possible traveller transit site in Middlewich.

Consultation recently came to an end on Cheshire East Council’s latest draft for its Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD).

October 21, 2019
Hundreds at Barony Park protest as Cabinet councillor banned from ‘communicating’

Hundreds at Barony Park protest as Cabinet councillor banned from ‘communicating’

More than 200 people attended a Barony Park protest in Nantwich today to pressure Cheshire East Council into action against unauthorised traveller encampments.

The latest encampment was served with a rare Section 61 order by police on Thursday after it emerged a local authority official was verbally abused by travellers.

September 7, 2019
Councillor cites “costly legal procedure” as Barony Park injunction delay continues

Councillor cites “costly legal procedure” as Barony Park injunction delay continues

Cheshire East Council is dithering over applying for a court injunction against unauthorised travellers in Nantwich because of the “costly legal procedure”, says a Cabinet member.

Yet, the authority has so far failed to provide any details of this cost when questioned by Nantwich News.

September 4, 2019
Hundreds set to protest at Barony Park over council inaction

Hundreds set to protest at Barony Park over council inaction

Hundreds of residents could descend on Barony Park next weekend to protest against Cheshire East Council’s lack of action to protect it from unauthorised encampments.

Friends of Barony Park campaign group are organising the “peaceful protest” to show Cheshire East chiefs the strength of feeling of the community.

August 31, 2019
Legal expert backs campaigners injunction bid for Barony Park

Legal expert backs campaigners injunction bid for Barony Park

A leading barrister has backed campaigners in their bid to secure an injunction against unauthorised travellers on Barony Park in Nantwich.

Friends of Barony Park and Conservative MP candidate Dr Kieran Mullan have led calls for Cheshire East Council to apply for a court injunction.

August 28, 2019
Cledford Hall transit site battle as latest travellers camp arrives in Nantwich

Cledford Hall transit site battle as latest travellers camp arrives in Nantwich

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Town councillors have vowed to take their fight against a Cledford Hall transit site for travellers to court as the 11th unauthorised encampment arrives on Barony Park in Nantwich.

August 21, 2019
Campaigners say Cheshire East “refuses” to reveal legal advice over Barony Park injunction

Campaigners say Cheshire East “refuses” to reveal legal advice over Barony Park injunction

Campaigners fighting for a court injunction to tackle unauthorised traveller camps in Nantwich, say Cheshire East Council has “refused” to disclose details of legal advice which has stalled the move.

August 20, 2019
Petition launched to stop travellers transit site at Cledford Hall

Petition launched to stop travellers transit site at Cledford Hall

A petition has been launched calling on Cheshire East Council chiefs to ditch plans to open a transit site for gypsies and travellers at Cledford Hall.

Cllr Jonathan Parry, Labour Cheshire East Council member for Middlewich, launched the petition online on Tuesday – and it has had more than 100 signatures so far.

August 15, 2019