Central Bedfordshire Council has not extended its traveller High Court injunction Image:AdobeStock_24640829

Travellers were banned from parts of Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) has said that it has not extended the traveller injunction it gained in 2018. This injunction banned eleven named individuals from setting up unauthorised encampments anywhere in Central Bedfordshire for two years.

It also stopped any unauthorised encampments on specific parcels of land in Ridgmont, Husborne Crawley, Brogborough, Salford, Lidlington, Marston Moretaine and Lower Shelton.

A spokesperson for CBC said:

“Injunctions can only be agreed if they are supported by evidence, therefore we couldn’t apply for an extension as there was no evidence to support it being necessary.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action where necessary to manage any unauthorised encampments and move them on when appropriate to do so.”

The areas in Marston Vale listed in the injunction were:

  • Cricket pavilion in Marston Moretaine
  • Long verge on C94 near to Wood End, Marston Moretaine
  • Verge on one-way section of Woburn Rd, Marston Moretaine
  • Marston Moretaine village green
  • Hoo Lane, Wootton Green (Marston Parish)
  • Bridleway and nature reserve, Ridgmont
  • The Old Salford Road, Brogborough (two sites)
  • Verge on C94 by Lidlington lake
  • Verges at junction of A4012 Mill Rd and Station Rd, Ridgmont
  • Land off C94 Lidlington
  • Highways England land off Wood End
  • Land off C94 between Brogborough and Marston Moretaine
  • Highways England land off Lower Shelton Road, Marston Moretaine
  • Rose and Crown Public House, Ridgmont