Council obtains court order to remove travellers from former Wroughton Park and Ride site

By Jamie Hill - 11 June 2024


A traveller group who are using the former Wroughton Park and Ride on Pipers Way have seven days to leave the site after Swindon Borough Council obtained a court order.

A council spokesperson said: "After attempts to reach an amicable solution proved unsuccessful, we secured a court order from Swindon Magistrates Court to remove a group of Travellers from the site of the former Wroughton Park and Ride site on Pipers Way.
"Chains and padlocks had been fitted to the gate to prevent us from entering the site so, unfortunately, taking this action was needed to protect and secure it.
"The group have seven days to leave before our team will attend with bailiffs and remove them if necessary.
"Once the group have left the area, we will check and secure the site.
"The site stopped being used as a formal park and ride back in 2007, but carried on as a car park until a couple of years ago. It was also used as a regional COVID-19 test centre during the pandemic. We're currently looking at options for the future use of the site."

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