MK Council evicts Pendeen Crescent encampment

    Bailiffs were called in to remove the group this week and waste removal teams were quickly sent in to clean up the site.

    The group at Pendeen Crescent were originally moved on from the camp by MK Council in the summer after causing problems for local residents.  Since the start of the year 152 notices have been served on encampments by the council and its partners.  Around three quarters of these were served on a small number of groups who moved from one encampment to another. 

    Serving notice only obliges trespassers to move for a fixed period of time, and the council’s enforcement officers regularly face the problem of groups returning to the same spot.

    To help, earlier this month the council published a list of the first eight MK sites that will receive additional physical defences against unauthorised encampments, part of a £250,000 investment.  Barriers including concrete blocks, gates, fences, earth ‘bunds’ and trenches will installed in open spaces to dissuade unauthorised access. 

    The specialist clear up by council contractor Serco has already taken place removing household items as well as burned trollies and fuel cans.

    Cllr Pete Marland said “Residents will be pleased to see the back of this encampment as they’ve had to put up with a great deal of anti-social behaviour.  I understand why people want us to evict

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