Legal papers served to travellers at Barry Island car park

13 October 2015

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has today (Tuesday 13 October) served a legal notice to the group of travellers who have occupied the Nell’s Point car park at Barry Island without authorisation.

The travellers were given a deadline of 10am on Tuesday 13 October to leave the site.  Once that deadline expired, the Council’s legal team filed papers with Cardiff Civil Justice Centre to request a hearing for possession of the land.

The Council also successfully made an application to a judge to have the hearing brought forward to Wednesday 14 October so that the matter can be brought to the swiftest possible conclusion.

As soon as the date for the hearing had been set the travellers were served with the required papers.

Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “From the moment the Council was first alerted to this unauthorised encampment we have done everything within our power to move matters forward as fast as possible.

“All of the preparations for legal action were made in advance of the 10am deadline and as soon as it became apparent that the travellers were not going to vacate the car park, a member of our legal services team went immediately to the court in Cardiff to file the papers.

“There have been suggestions that the council is a soft touch and that we would delay taking action.  Such comments could not be further from the truth.

“We have taken the swiftest possible action to end this unauthorised occupation and will continue to work our way through the legal processes that we are required to follow as quickly as the legislation allows.”