A big thank you to all the residents who contacted me over the last couple of days to report the illegal encampment near the pond in Park Farm. I have visited the area and reported this for action by the neighbourhood team asap.
The tent is occupied by what appears to be two adults of Eastern European origin and a Staffie dog.
This is not acceptable and clearly local residents are understandably very concerned. Once a welfare check has been made on the occupants I shall be pushing for their and the tents immediate removal.
Latest 1st September – Notice has been served. I expect the encampment to be gone by the end of the week.
Latest 5th September – The occupiers have been found temporary accommodation and have removed their tent and belongings.