East Lindsey District Council have begun legal proceedings against a group of travellers who set up camp on the Cattle Market site on Tuesday evening (May 12).
The group, consisting of more than 40 people, parked their caravans in the coach parking area at the Cattle Market site.
I have no complaints, they’ve been quiet and kept themselves to themselves.A nearby resident
One of the travellers, Michael, told the Leader: “We came here about ten years ago and we came back because we like the town. The town is lovely, the people are lovely and we have had great hospitality.
“We will be leaving on Saturday.”
Another, Jim, added that the group had previously been to Skegness and would now be returning to their home in Ireland.
Nearby residents have given a mixed response to the impact made by the travellers.
One resident who lives nearby said: “I have no complaints, they’ve been quiet and kept themselves to themselves.
“They will say good morning or good afternoon, but we never hear from them after tea time.”
She added: “When the children have been outside playing, they have been good as gold.”
Another resident, however, said that the travellers have noisy generators that have kept them awake at night.
Meanwhile, on social media, a number of comments - positive and negative - have been posted during the week.
East Lindsey District Council have started legal proceedings against the travellers to ensure that they move away from the Cattle Market site.
ELDC’s Enforcement Officer Team Leader Duncan Hollingworth said “The District Council is aware that a number of caravans have parked unlawfully on the Coach park site in Louth.
“The Council has already commenced legal proceedings to regain possession of the site”.
“Our solicitors are trying to secure a court date as soon as possible.”