Group of travelers arguing with guards in West London park and ‘refusing to leave’

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Travelers argue with guards after 12 caravans set up camp next to multimillion-pound houses on chic Kew Green in west London and refuse to leave

  • A group of travelers with 12 caravans and vehicles set up camp at Kew Green in Richmond on Thursday evening
  • Request to move the next day, but the group declined and the council decided to take legal action to force them
  • Group was confronted by guards on Saturday as they packed and dismantled wooden poles

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Travelers encamped in an affluent park in west London faced security guards when asked to leave, a municipality has revealed.

The Richmond Council is taking legal action against the group after they park a number of caravans on Kew Green, in Richmond on Thursday evening.

The travelers, who were carrying about 12 caravans and other vehicles, refused to leave the picturesque greenery when asked to move on Friday.

Houses set around the greenery, which is just eight minutes’ walk from the popular Kew Gardens attraction, are estimated to average £ 2 million.

Travelers encamped in Kew Green, west London faced security guards on Saturday when asked to leave

The group appeared to be packing their vehicles after guards arrived and parts of their camp were dismantled

A group of people with about 12 caravans and other vehicles refused to leave the picturesque greenery when asked to move on Friday

A group of people with about 12 caravans and other vehicles refused to leave the picturesque greenery when asked to move on Friday

The city council threatened to take legal action against the group after they refused to leave upon request

The city council threatened to take legal action against the group after they refused to leave upon request

While council representatives warned that the legal action could take time and result in a delay in relocating the camp from the area, agents were seen at the site today.

Some of the group were in the photo demolition poles installed in the ground to pack their caravans.

Young children played outdoors and cycled while mothers walked through the park with their babies in their strollers.

Some of the men in the group were also seen brushing their teeth before packing the caravans.

Council representatives warned that the legal action could take time and result in delays in relocating the camp from the area, guards were seen at the site today taking down posts that had been set up

Council representatives warned that the legal action could take time and result in delays in relocating the camp from the area, guards were seen at the site today taking down posts that had been set up

Young children played outdoors and cycled while mothers walked through the park with their babies in their strollers

Young children played outdoors and cycled while mothers walked through the park with their babies in their strollers

Some of the group were in the photo demolition poles installed in the ground to pack their caravans

Some of the group were in the photo demolition poles installed in the ground to pack their caravans

The council was forced to challenge the camp in court due to a Supreme Court order earlier this month

The council was forced to challenge the camp in court due to a Supreme Court order earlier this month

On Friday, the Richmond Council confirmed it would begin legal proceedings to obtain and enforce a warrant of possession.

Delays were expected as a result of a Supreme Court order earlier this month rejecting the Council’s request to extend the earlier expedited legal process, as with many other local authorities.

Instead, the council is forced to go through court to remove the group.

A local government spokesperson confirmed that once the travelers are removed, they will attempt to repair the damage caused.

On Friday, the Richmond Council confirmed it would begin legal proceedings to obtain and enforce a warrant of possession

On Friday, the Richmond Council confirmed it would begin legal proceedings to obtain and enforce a warrant of possession

The local government has confirmed that once the travelers are removed, it will attempt to repair the damage caused

The local government has confirmed that once the travelers are removed, it will attempt to repair the damage caused

Alderman Julia Neden-Watts, chair of the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sports Committee, said Friday: “A small group of travelers has arrived in Kew.

This morning, Council officials will take the legal steps necessary to expedite their departure.

“A recent court ruling means that this process will not go as fast as residents would like and I know they are concerned, but we have to work within the law.

As soon as the travelers leave, we inspect the area and make sure that any damage is repaired and waste is removed.

“Our rangers, together with the police, will keep a close eye on the site until the group leaves.”

Richmond Council has been contacted for comment.

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