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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Event day restrictions apply on 28th May 2011 and Fryent Way will be closed!

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One of the world’s greatest football events comes to Wembley on Saturday 28 May. Wembley Event Day parking restrictions apply and Fryent Way will be closed from 8am to midnight on 28 May 2011.

The UEFA Champions League final this year which will be played between Barcelona and Manchester United takes place at Wembley Stadium.

 Over 20,000 Barcelona fans are expected to attend the evening match.

Brent an obligation to ensure that it is a successful, safe and enjoyable celebration and has to accommodate the large population expected.

Due to the timing of the event and the travel arrangements for supporters, Fryent Way will be closed to traffic on the day of the final.

This will be in addition to traffic management arrangements that are put in place in Wembley on event dates.

The road will be closed from 8am until around midnight to provide vital coach parking.

While the closure is in place the recommended, and signed, diversion route for traffic will be via Kingsbury Road, Church Lane, Tudor Gardens and Salmon Street (part) or Forty Lane.

Access for local residents from Fryent Way will be maintained up to the junction with Broadview from the north.

Fryent Country Park will remain open throughout the period of the road closure.