Eviction looms as travellers remain on Portsmouth car park site

Travellers who have parked up at the tax offices in Cosham have been ordered to leave. Among their vehicles are two Bentleys and several Mercedes Picture: UKNIP
Travellers who have parked up at the tax offices in Cosham have been ordered to leave. Among their vehicles are two Bentleys and several Mercedes Picture: UKNIP
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A group of ‘posh’ travellers remained at a Portsmouth car park this morning as they faced action to move them on.

The travellers – with top-of-the-range motors – have been told they will be evicted from the tax office car park at Lynx House on Northern Road, Cosham if they don’t move on.

Portsmouth City Council took court action after the group arrived on Monday evening.

Among the group’s vehicles are two Bentley Continentals and several Mercedes.

As many as 20 caravans will now be moved along from the car park if the travellers do not move voluntarily.

Cllr Rob New, cabinet lead for environment and community safety, said: ‘Portsmouth City Council’s Community Wardens went to court to obtain a Section 78 notice.

‘The court successfully awarded the notice, which has been issued by our Community Wardens. Should the group, who are unlawfully parked, not comply with the court order, the police will be on standby to enforce the notice should there be a noncompliance to move on.’