An eviction order has been granted at court to remove travellers illegally staying on playing fields at Salendine Nook.

It is expected to be served within the next 48 hours on the travellers who have pitched up on the Celandine Avenue recreation ground and children’s play area off New Hey Road, Salendine Nook.

The hearing was held at Huddersfield County Court this morning and site owners Kirklees Council can now instruct bailiffs to remove those illegally camped on the site.

Some of the travellers, who arrived last week, had left on Tuesday but more arrived overnight. All will now be subject to the eviction order.

The council had installed barriers to stop access but it is alleged the travellers smashed the lock to allow access to the site.

Due to the lengthy legal application and the Bank Holiday adding further delays, yesterday was the earliest the hearing could be held.

The move come just weeks after a court order to remove travellers illegally camped on nearby school fields, owned by Huddersfield New College.

Travellers had also pushed aside boulders to drive onto open land just off Leeds Road, Deighton, near Batley’s cash and carry.

 

This group, made up of around six families, arrived on Thursday night and plan to stay all week – unless they get evicted first.