As you may be aware by now there are a group of travellers on Bedquilts. I have been in touch with a number of bodies to ask what is happening and set out below are the responses to date. I will post further updates as and when I receive them.

  1. From the Police


Juts for information, we have been called to say that travellers have arrived on the Uni playing fields off Adel Lane with about twenty caravans. A PCSO is going down now to have a look and the Uni have been informed. If it is Uni land then it is private and it will be for them to take action to move them on.

I am sure we will get numerous calls but just to update you

2. From the Head of Housing Support, Housing LeedsWe will be out first thing tomorrow morning to do the need assessment and possession decision. Think land might be part owned by the University.

3. From the Area Officer, Parks and Countryside:Hi Councillor AndersonI have got the supervisor on the way up there to bedquiltts to look at this. I am going up there myself and I will update you tomorrow.

4. A Further update from the Head of Housing Support, Housing Leeds

Cllr Anderson,

Detail from police logs.  Clear that University land and they should be able to evict without going to court and appointed own bailiff. We will be going tomorrow.”

5. From the Traveller Liason Officer, Safer Leeds:

“20 caravans now on Bedquilts, believed to be owned by Leeds Beckett University.”