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Huttoft Car Terrace Campaigners hit out as no court summons are given

Overnight parking campaigner Andy Strangeways alongside other  motorhome owners hit out after no court summons were given.

Overnight parking campaigner Andy Strangeways alongside other motorhome owners hit out after no court summons were given.

Campervan owners have hit out at a County Councillor, asking for his resignation as the problems of Huttoft Car Terrace have not been resolved.

The Leader previously reported in June that Lincolnshire County Council were no longer going to tolerate overnight parking at Huttoft Car Terrace and intended to give out 40 court summons to those who were parking overnight on the terrace illegally.

But six weeks have now passed and overnight parking campaigners returned to Huttoft Car Terrace recently with an ultimatum to the executive county councillor for economic development, environment, planning and tourism, Colin Davie.

Overnight parking campaigner Andy Strangeways said: “The reason we have come back to Huttoft Car Terrace is because around six weeks ago, Coun Davie said to the various press, ITV, radio and the local media that they were going to be dishing out 40 court summons to people who were staying here overnight.

“But now no-one has received a summons, so three of us stayed at the terrace overnight, with the intention of giving Coun Davie the opportunity to issue us with one.”

A big banner was then displayed at Huttoft Car Terrace with a ultimatum for Coun Davie which read, ‘Colin, summons us or resign’.

Coun Colin Davie said: “There has been a total disregard shown for the feelings of local residents, some of whom have been inflicted with years of abusive and disrespectful behaviour.

“We’ve received lots of complaints and so we have a duty to take action.

“The byelaws, which were democratically approved by Parliament, are perfectly lawful and will be enforced. Our legal team is progressing this as quickly as possible, but it has taken time to wade through the various legal formalities.

“We wish to ensure the legal process succeeds so that these long standing problems at our coastal car parks 
can be resolved, once and for all.”

He added: “In the meantime, we continue to work with the police to monitor the site and tackle incidences of illegal camping, and I certainly won’t be resigning for standing up and looking after the interests of the residents and taxpayers of Lincolnshire.”

 

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