Notices have been erected advising that the claimant – the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs care of the Forestry Commission – has applied to the Isle of Wight County Court to stop ‘persons unknown entering or remaining on land known as Firestone Copse’.
The unsightly, towable caravan has been parked in the forest car park near Havenstreet since October 2019. It is occupied by at least 1 person with a petrol generator running outside for power. Now, they have been served notice to leave the area.
A Final Prohibitory Injunction has also been applied for to restrain the caravan’s occupiers from entering upon, trespassing upon, living on or in any way occupying the land at Firestone.
Earlier today the Isle of Wight Council paid a visit to the occupiers of the caravan, accompanied by the Police, ahead of next week’s court action.