Following the occupation of part of the Redbridge Park and Ride on 10 March by a group of approximately 36 travellers' caravans, Oxford City Council immediately started legal proceedings.
As a result, the Council was successful this morning (26 March) in Court in its application for a possession order. This was the first Court date that the Council could obtain.
The next stage of the legal proceedings will be to serve copies of the order and to apply to the court bailiffs for a warrant for possession (an eviction warrant).
Councillor Alex Hollingsworth, for Board Member for Planning and Regulatory Services said: "The Council has been working as fast as the Court system will allow to bring this situation to a conclusion. It is extremely frustrating that, despite having started legal proceeding as soon as the travellers moved onto Redbridge, it has taken two weeks to get this far. I now look forward to the warrant for possession being served quickly so that this occupation can be ended."
The Council remains in close communication with Thames Valley Police regarding the occupation with a view to returning the situation to normal as soon as possible.
Redbridge Park and Ride remains open to the public and the bus services are operating normally.