Illegal Encampments


This year saw one of the longest illegal encampment stays of 7 weeks.

The HGA and your Parish Council (PC) have put an immense amount of effort into challenging those with the power to act to address the issue. Led by the Parish Council chair, we have jointly engaged with the District Council and others and achieved much in getting support at the highest levels and we are close to establishing a more robust response in the future. It is hoped that further signage erected by the district council may be possible, which may act as a further deterrent.

However, we have to realise that it is a complex issue and more may need to be done but if we work together we can minimise impact caused by this issue and hopefully campers will find legal areas to camp. If anyone encounters problems please contact the HGA Chair (01452 790712), PC chair or your PC representative.