£20k bill for Skegness car park security



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A total of £20,000 was spent on 24-hour security preventing travellers occupying car parks in Skegness during the bank holiday weekend.

The round the clock security presence from Wednesday, August 20 to Monday, August 25 followed a group of travellers unlawfully camping on North Parade car park. The security presence was put in place by East Lindsey District Council to ensure the car parks remained available for public use. The security team included High Court enforcement officers.

A temporary order issued by Birmingham High Court, which runs until September 8, allows the council to formally require anyone unlawfully occupying its Skegness foreshore car parks in caravans or motorhomes to leave within four hours. After the four hours, if those that have been advised to leave haven’t done so the matter is referred back to court to consider if they are in contempt.