The Parish Council discussed the recent traveller encampments in Warlingham at School Common and Blanchmans Community Wildlife Area at its July meeting and heard from a representative of a residents group which has been formed to look at ways of effectively protecting public open spaces.
The Council is very aware of the distress and nuisance caused by the encampments and is concerned that these should not re-occur, and that effective measures should be taken to protect our public open spaces which are in keeping with their attractive settings. It resolved to write to Tandridge Council urging that prompt and effective action be taken and that it be consulted on the measures proposed. It also expressed support for the residents group, which includes parish councillors, and looks forward to hearing its recommendations. The Council will consider contributing its own funds to the implementation of effective solutions.
Councillor Pursehouse as a member of Blanchmans Management Committee confirmed that the committee will be implementing measures there to protect it.
Photo: School Common showing some of the interim measures taken by Tandridge District Council to deter further traveller incursions.