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Remove the unlawful Gypsy Caravan site from the Noddle Hill Lay-by

We the undersigned petition the council to act to remove the unlawful Gypsy Caravan site from the Noddle Hill lay-by alongside the A166, a main road into the city where this eyesore is in open view. This encampment has been in existence in its present location since June 2019 and has been the subject of many requests to City of York Council (CYC) for its removal, all of which have been ignored in favour of CYC actively facilitating the ongoing situation by the provision of taxpayer funded facilities to the occupiers. The situation continues to be unacceptable, Noddle Hill lay-by saw considerable community activity some years ago to transform the area with clear up operations and extensive tree planting, which is now undermined by CYC’s continued acceptance of this encampment. This petition calls upon CYC and North Yorkshire Police to use the powers available to them to remove this encampment without any further delay.

The City of York Council (CYC) Housing function continue to ignore requests by Parish Councils, residents and Ward Councillors to act in this matter, a situation expressly created by the Housing function’s actions at the beginning of 2019 by evictions off the Osbaldwick Gypsy Caravan Site.

Despite the welcome attentions of the Safer York Partnership team, the CYC Housing officers and responsible Executive Member continue to decline to act in the removal of this encampment which is illegally blocking the public highway and an unlawful encampment within Green Belt land.

The Housing officers and Executive Member have ignored for the last three and a half years requests to meet with the Parish Councils to explain this situation.

This petition seeks to bring this matter fully into the open and make the CYC system bring the relevant officers and Executive Member out to explain this unacceptable situation in a public forum.

This ePetition runs from 16/11/2022 to 31/12/2022.

51 people have signed this ePetition.


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