Update on encampment at Mabley Green

Hackney Council yesterday gave a group of travellers who set up an unauthorised encampment under the A12 flyover a deadline of 24 hours to leave.

If they choose not to comply with the Section 77 notice and do not leave within 24 hours, the council will apply at court for an urgent Section 78 application requiring their removal. The council has fulfilled its legal duty to carry out a welfare and educational assessment of the group who moved onto the council-owned site near Lee Conservancy Road on Thursday last week.

The council's environmental enforcement service is currently investigating illegal fly-tipping in the area. The service will continue to monitor the encampment.

Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council
Council officers met the travellers and talked to them in an attempt to find a solution to the problem but unfortunately this has not proved possible. We are determined to protect our parks and open spaces for the enjoyment of all residents. We do not permit unauthorised encampments and where necessary we will take legal action to enforce the occupants’ removal. The council is investigating flytipping at the scene and we will impose the strongest possible legal sanctions against the perpetrators when we find out who they are. Our environmental enforcement team are continuing to monitor the situation.
Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council