Dispersal order at Queensmead Recreation Ground welcomed
Published Saturday, 27 June 2020
A dispersal zone at Queensmead Recreation Ground is being welcomed, with the order in place until Sunday 28 June.
The section 35 order, issued by the Metropolitan Police covers all of Queensmead Recreation Ground and nearby and follows complaints about drunken anti-social behaviour at the recreation ground. The Dispersal Order means that the police can direct anyone to leave the dispersal area and thereby help prevent nuisance.
Councillor Kate Lymer, Executive Councillor for Public Protection and Enforcement said, “We have received a number of completely understandable complaints from local residents and are highly supportive of action police are taking in partnership with the council. The type of behaviour that has been witnessed here in recent times is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. We have conducted clean-up operations a number of occasions now and installed additional litterbins and the like”
Councillor Lymer continued, “We will look at this whole matter over the longer term to take forwards other measures and I appeal to members of the public to think about their behaviour, including the ongoing need for social distancing and to be respectful and considerate not just to our parks and other park visitors but also local people living nearby.”
Parks patrols have been increased, with ward security staff supporting the police work in a co-ordinated approach.
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