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Unauthorised encampment injunction

Reason for the injunction

The aim of the injunction is to:

  • prevent repeated unauthorised encampments within the Borough and reduce any negative impact these have on our communities
  • seek to prevent 53 named persons from setting up any unauthorised encampment anywhere within Nuneaton and Bedworth
  • seek to prevent persons unknown from setting up unauthorised encampments on other sites across the Borough

What sites will be covered?

There are a total of 141 sites across Nuneaton and Bedworth which form part of the injunction application. This includes land subject to previous encampments and land at risk in the future.  These sites are a mixture of Borough Council, County Council and privately owned land.

The full list of sites covered is detailed in Schedule 3 of the Draft Order. Sites consist principally of:

  • Public open spaces
  • Playing fields
  • Highways
  • Schools

How will it be enforced?

The Council will have additional powers under the injunction.

Any person breaching the injunction may be held in contempt of court with the order containing a power of arrest to be enforced by the Police.  In addition the Council can take further proceedings which may lead to prison, fine or seizure of assets.

When is the application being made?

The hearing for the Interim Order is being held on 19 March 2019 at the High Court of Justice, London.

The Council has served notice on all persons affected and all sites to be covered by the injunction in advance of the Court hearing.

What action do I need to take?

Persons named within the Draft Order will be required to make representations to Court if they wish to do so.

Other members of the public do not need to take any action and can continue to use public open spaces, car parks and other listed sites as they currently do. 

Viewing the documents

A hard copy of the information is available for viewing at:

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Town Hall, Coton Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5AA

Our offices are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am until 5.00pm.

Last updated Friday, 8th March 2019

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