INTU LAKESIDE has gone to the courts to get gypsy travellers evicted from their land.
Over fifty travellers are in the old car park area opposite Sainsbury’s in Chafford Hundred.
Kate Miller, General Manager (Operations) at intu Lakeside: “We have been working with both Thurrock Council and local police to address the illegal occupation of the coach park which began in late June. Together, we are following the appropriate legal channels to ensure this issue is resolved as quickly as possible.”
A spokesperson for Thurrock Council echoed the action, Lakeside have taken but also made it clear whose responsibility it was to clear up the area.
A spokesperson said: “The land is owned by Lakeside and therefore it is their responsibility to clear it up. They have been to court and, I believe, they have secured an eviction order.