County council bosses are considering adding a Traveller-hit road in Nuneaton to the super injunction list.

Since the end of July,  a part of Vernons Lane has been repeatedly targeted by unauthorised encampments.

In fact only earlier this week, there were eight caravans on the road, close to the entrance to the MacIntyre Academy school.

The road is not covered by the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council High Court injunction.

But Warwickshire County Council, which helped the Town Hall collate the information for the injunction, is considering its inclusion in it following the spate of incursions over the past six weeks.

One included used baby wipes and boxes being left strewn in the area.

In a statement, Councillor Heather Timms, cabinet member for environment and heritage and culture at Shire Hall, said: “Warwickshire County Council and partners regularly review options for injunctions and where the evidence supports their use WCC will consider applying to the courts.

“In terms of Vernons Lane we will continue our discussions with partners to look at the most viable option of preventing unauthorised encampments and supporting the community.”

Cllr Timms added that the eight caravans, which first arrived on Bank Holiday Monday, were told to move off the land.

After several days, the encampment moved on yesterday afternoon (September 3).

Where does the injunction cover?

The borough council successfully secured a High Court injunction in March last year against unauthorised traveller encampments on a range of pieces of public land.

This covers a total of 141 sites across the borough including land previously hit by encampments and land at risk in the future.

It also includes parks, open spaces and even schools and makes it easier for the caravans to be moved on.

But it does not include Vernons Lane, but the former school playing fields nearby, which was also targeted by an authorised incursion, is part of the injunction.

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