An update on Gladstone Park night operations

Following the issues that have been reported by residents about rough sleeping at Gladstone Park, a lot of work is underway between the Council, Ashford Place and the Police. In September, a number of people were found sleeping in tents in Gladstone Park during the night-time inspections. All were given the Park byelaws translated into Romanian. A Romanian police officer was also available to assist with enquiries. The group were offered housing assistance by Ashford Place, but declined this offer before being escorted out of the park. All tents were taken and removed by Veolia and associated rubbish and debris cleared.

After this, the Police visited Gladstone Park and found no tents or structures present. There is evidence that they may have moved on to Fryent Country Park and Welsh Harp though where two encampments, rough sleepers and tents were removed.

The current plan is to organise similar operations in October for consecutive nights if necessary.

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One thought on “An update on Gladstone Park night operations

  1. Yes Fryent Park now has many Romanians living within the woods and hedgerows. They are cutting down trees to use as tent poles and scrapping the bark off the oak trees to light fires. The park is in danger of becoming a no go area. Dog walkers are afraid to use the park and you never see children playing there now. Residents are doing what they can but it’s never ending.

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