Please note: Following a ruling in the High Court, City of Wolverhampton Council’s injunction to prohibit unauthorised encampments has been discharged. We are appealing this decision and will work with partners to take action on any incidents in the meantime. Work to develop our short-stay stopping site is not affected by this decision and the development will continue.
City of Wolverhampton Council has been granted an injunction to protect the city’s green spaces and other vulnerable sites against unauthorised traveller encampments across the city.
The injunction, obtained from Birmingham High Court on October 2, 2018, will enable the City Council to evict travellers encamped on the protected sites more quickly and save taxpayers’ money being spent on expensive court proceedings and excessive clean-up operations.
Anyone illegally occupying any of the protected sites could be arrested and imprisoned, fined or have their assets seized.
Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment talks about the court success and next steps.