Hackney Council taking legal action over travellers on Stoke Newington Common

Travellers have been on Stoke Newington Common for three weeks. Picture: @minshackney1

Travellers have been on Stoke Newington Common for three weeks. Picture: @minshackney1 - Credit: Archant

Court action is being taken against a group of travellers who set up camp on Stoke Newington Common three weeks ago.

Hackney Council has now obtained a court order to move them on. Picture: @minshackney1

Hackney Council has now obtained a court order to move them on. Picture: @minshackney1 - Credit: Archant

Hackney Council will today apply for permission to move the group on after failed efforts to reason with them.

A Hackney Council spokesman said: “The council is aware that a group of travellers have moved onto Stoke Newington Common and we are working to resolve the situation.

“There is a formal process involved, but we have been working through it as quickly as possible. We are now seeking a court order which will require them to leave.”