News Update 20.7.12

This is the first of what (we hope) will be fairly regular updates on our work around the ward, compiled on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

Fortnight to 20.7.12

Travellers on Coney Hall Recreation Ground, near the pre-school

The travellers who occupied part of Coney Hall Recreation Ground have been moved on, thanks to the swift efforts of the Council’s parks officers and the police. However, with the very wet ground conditions the damage even from the few days they were there is evident.

The Council has erected new and additional wooden posts at the point along Layhams Road where the unwelcome visitors gained access.

We understand the travellers attempted to pull on in the road approaching St John’s Church, of Layhams Road, but were deterred by the new temporary barriers which have been erected there following requests for action by us.


The problems of HGVs other unsuitable vehicles using the country lanes around the ward are being addressed with the publication of a new map updating the routes within the borugh that are unsuitable for HGVs. The map will be circulated and ti is intended will eventually lead to ‘sat-nav’ data being revised. In the meantime, we are pushing to improve the signage around the most vulnerable lanes.


Old Station Yard – the area beside Hayes station, behind the shops at the top end of Station Approach – is looking in a poor state again, with some traders’ rubbish not helping matters. We have alerted the council contractors.