Council obtains new injunction to prevent unauthorised encampments and ASB at six sites across Walsall

  • 30 August 2019
  • Author: Sophia French
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Walsall Council recently obtained an injunction from Walsall County Court that restrains people from driving on, setting up encampments on, causing a nuisance on, or engaging in anti-social behaviour at six specified sites within Walsall.

The sites include:

  • Bloxwich Active Living Centre with Leamore Park,
  • George Rose Park,
  • Brownhills Common with Hollands Park,
  • Wyrley Common,
  • Mallory Crescent,
  • Rushall Playing Fields.

The order will be displayed in prominent positions at all of the above sites. It is hoped that it will make a significant reduction in the nuisance and anti-social behaviour suffered by people in the borough whenever unauthorised encampments have been set up on these sites.

The matter will be considered further by the court on the 12 September 2019.

To make the order more effective and further reduce the level of anti-social behaviour, the council invited the trustees of the Wyrley estate to join with it in its application. The purpose of this was to include within the scope of the injunction land owned by the estate which is within Walsall.

To date the council has obtained injunctions which protect over thirty pieces of land within Walsall.

Councillor Garry Perry Portfolio Holder for Community Safety said:

“I made a commitment at the July council meeting that we would look to secure enough evidence for the Courts to support this order. This latest development is very encouraging and will come as welcome news to many.”  

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