Eviction order sought for St Albans traveller camp

Travellers are camped on Roestock Lane, Colney Heath. Picture: Google Maps

Travellers are camped on Roestock Lane, Colney Heath. Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Archant

An eviction order has moved on travellers who were camped in St Albans today (June 15).

The caravans appeared about two weeks ago on Roestock Lane in Colney Heath, which is a Hertfordshire county council (HCC) road.

It served them a notice on June 9 but the travellers have still not left, so the council went to magistrates court to obtain an eviction order.

St Albans district Cllr Chris Brazier believes the camp relocated from South Mimms: “I honestly think we have to think about a change in the law, because all we are doing is pushing the problem around to another council.

“The law should be to seize the caravans.”

He has been receiving daily complaints from residents since the camp set up and estimates every time a site is relocated it costs the council about £4,000.