Barriers could stop illegal car park occupation

North Parade Car Park, Skegness
North Parade Car Park, Skegness

Barriers preventing travellers illegally camping in Skegness car parks could be in place by the end of the year.

The height barriers would be erected on seafront car parks if the plan gets the go 

The security boost, costing £80,000, follows an incursion by large groups of travellers at the North Parade car park last month.

East Lindsey District Council, which owns the car parks, will carry out a three month public consultation before a decision is made.

It is also planned to provide two hours free parking in one of the council’s car parks in each coastal resort.

In a further move this week a High Court injunction granting the council power to evict travellers has been extended to December 8.

Portfolio holder for the environment Steve O’Dare said: “Following the three month consultation if we don’t meet any objections then the height barriers can be put in place.

“We have identified the barriers required and the barriers will be very robust.”