Residents left with nowhere to go as Northants caravan park implements closure

Overstone Lakes, owned by Allens Caravans, has asked residents to leave by 4pm today (March 24)

By Carly Odell
Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 1:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 4:14 pm

A Northamptonshire caravan park is ordering all residents to leave the site as it implements a complete closure due to coronavirus.

Overstone Lakes, owned by Allens Caravans, has hundreds of caravans on site where residents can live for ten months of the year.

The company has now told residents that they have to leave the site by 4pm today and return to their ‘permanent’ address.

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Overstone Lakes is set to close today (March 24). Photo: Google Maps.

In a letter to the residents, seen by Northampton Chronicle & Echo, Allen Caravans said: “It is now with regret that the Government has ordered us to close all our holiday parks.

“This is with immediate effect and we will require you to leave your holiday home by 4pm today, Tuesday March 24.

“If there is any reason why you cannot leave, you need to discuss this with us as per the Government and our trade body the BH & HPA guidance.”

Many residents who live on the site class Overstone Lakes as their permanent home as their other address is an abroad holiday home.

Those residents now say they have nowhere to go as they cannot get a flight to their other home.

Northamptonshire Police confirmed they were not at the scene at the caravan park.

Allens Caravans has been contacted for comment about this, but is yet to respond.

There has now been an update about this issue. Read the story here.