Unauthorised encampment injunction


Thurrock Council has applied to the High Court for an injunction preventing unauthorised encampments. The first hearing took place on Wednesday 31 July 2019.

The hearing allowed for the service of the papers to commence on:

  • 107 named defendants
  • each of the sites that are to be protected against unauthorised encampments

The papers are available for inspection and can be downloaded below. Packs have also been posted at all the sites that will be subject to this injunction.

Go to Thurrock Council Google Drive: unauthorised encampment injunction files, 2019

The claim for an interim injunction was heard on 3 September 2019 in the High Court of Justice, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London.


Following the Order of Mr Justice Nicklin dated 24 May 2021, the Interim Injunction currently held by Thurrock Council has been amended. The Interim Injunction, as originally granted, contained a power of arrest against persons unknown. That power of arrest has now been discharged as against persons unknown, but remains in place against the named individuals.

Papers are provided below.

Case management hearing

The case management hearing took place at the High Court on 27 May 2022. This hearing set directions for a final hearing against persons unknown. Papers and correspondence relating to the hearing can be downloaded below.

Directions order and notice of trial date

On 27 May 2022, a Directions Order was issued giving 'directions to final hearing'. Notice was given in June 2022 that the trial date would be 27 July 2022. A copy of the Directions Order and the notice of trial date can be downloaded below.

Supporting documents can be downloaded from the Google Drive below.

Go to Thurrock Council Google Drive: unauthorised encampment injunction files, 2022

Contact details

If you have any questions about the injunction, email injunction@lbbd.gov.uk

Travellers wishing to reside in the borough for a limited period of time at a nominated site should make a request in advance using the contact details below.
Office name: Officer Ward
Officer role: Enforcement Team Leader
Phone: 07774 461 397
Email: enforcementservice@thurrock.gov.uk