Following the recent traveller encampment in Alderley Edge Park, the Parish Council resolved at its meeting earlier this month to have an emergency operating procedure to deal with any future occupation of our open green spaces.
Chairman of the Parish Council, Mike Dudley-Jones, is leading on this project and is in discussion with the Gypsy & Traveller Team at Cheshire West & Chester Council.
In the meantime, in order to improve security at the entrance to the park on Ryleys Lane, our Parish Lengthsman has installed some new boundary posts. Councillor Craig Browne has also been in discussion with the CEC Control Room Manager with a view to having the CCTV system extended to the park for additional security and peace of mind.
Councillor Craig Browne said "Whilst evidence from other parts of the borough suggests that it is impossible to completely prevent the arrival of traveller encampments, we can try to make our open spaces as secure as possible. The park is there for everyone to enjoy and our aim is to make residents feel as safe as possible whilst they are using it."