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Gypsies on the field...
« on: 06/06/2016, 09:07:34 AM »
All,

As some of you may already know, we have unwanted visitors on Aldridge Airport again.

18 - 20 caravans and associated vehicles are parked up in the middle of the field just beyond our show strip.

So far, the field does not appear to be badly damaged, but that situation could change if the "kids" start rallying their cars around.

Walsall MBC has been notified this morning, and they will now take steps to obtain the Court Order needed to evict.

Fingers crossed that they will not be around for long...

Nice flying weather this week?!
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Re: Gypsies on the field...
« Reply #1 on: 06/06/2016, 06:32:57 PM »

Just been down the field again this evening.

Situation is the same as prevously.

Walsall MBC are actively trying to obtain Court Orders etc, but these things take a little time.

 Obviously, due to the wonderful weather, many of us are keen to fly in the day or evenings.
 

After discussion, the committee has to strongly recommend that GMAC pilots do not fly at Aldridge Airport.

Solo flying should be considered totally out of the question, as your health and safety would be in grave doubt.


Please think carefully before going to fly at the field.


Can you protect your transmitter, vehicle, equipment and aircraft?



 
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Re: Gypsies on the field...
« Reply #2 on: 07/06/2016, 06:55:24 PM »
Update Tuesday 07/06/2016

Walsall MBC has obtained and posted a Court Order / Notice of Eviction at the field today.

There is also a summons to appear in court scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Once that court date has occured, the Notice of Eviction will be served (hopefully) by the police on Thursday evening...
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Re: Gypsies on the field...
« Reply #3 on: 09/06/2016, 08:08:02 PM »
Update Thursday 09/06/2016

Been to the field again. Council has obtained an Eviction Order, which will be executed at 11:00 tomorrow, Friday 10th June.

We would expect that the field will be fit for use sometime on Friday afternoon.

Sorry that we have lost a good weeks flying, but that's how long the process takes...

The Eviction Order will stay in place for the next 3 months so any further visitors will be dealt with in short order!

Thanks for your patience...
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