The private road to St John’s Church and Wickham Court Prep. School, off Layhams Road in Coney Hall, has a number of times recently been the site of a temporary traveller encampment. Fortunately, they have been moved on quicker than on some previous occasions.
A height restriction at the entrance to the road, which should deter future tresspassing, has already received approval from the council, but the final installation was held up by legal procedures, which are now being resolved in the light of the latest problems. We will be keeping close watch on the issue to see that actino is taken as soon as possible, but as the land is privately owned the council has no power to intervene.