Please see current Public Notices below...
The Town Council is currently dealing with an unauthorised encampment on Greta Park which started on 6.45pm Friday 3 July 2020 It is not uncommon for travellers to visit Local Authority land especially starting over a weekend.
Travellers are aware of the law, and as a Local Authority our powers are very specific as laid out in section 77 of the
Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 where it requires our enforcement to be authorised by a Magistrate, unlike private
sector landowners who can instruct a bailiff for example, once the appropriate notice has been served.
Our solicitors and courts are not available on a weekend and so we have to wait until the next working day. Earlier this evening Friday 3 July 2020 the Town Clerk was in contact with our solicitors to commence eviction proceedings.
The Town Council are where possible clearing the site of rubbish, ensuring that town council staff are not at risk. We are working with the relevant agencies to resolve this situation as soon as possible.
Once the travellers have left site town council staff will work hard to return Greta Park to its normal state for our residents to enjoy.
If you have any concerns regarding anti-social behaviour, crime or vehicle nuisance please report this to the police on the 101 number.
Date: 3rd July 2020
Hedge End Play Parks
As per government guidance from the 4 July 2020 we are able to open Play Parks, however due to stringent control measures required we may not be able to open all of these during the weekend of the 4/5 July and ask you to respect this for your own and our staff safety. Play Parks that will be open include:
St Johns Recreation Ground*
*please note that the zip wire will not be available at these sites
Guidance on usage is available at each site and we encourage you to adhere to this so we don’t have to close sites from misuse. We may need to close entire sites during maintenance however where possible we will limit closures to individual pieces of equipment.
Thank you for your assistance in helping us to keep these play parks open.
Date: 28th May 2020
Date 19th May 2020
Date: 23rd March 2020
Date: 5th March 2020
Date 5th January 2020