Illegal camp in Milton Keynes sparks fears during coronavirus lockdown

Council moves to reassure people it is working closely with unauthorised encampment during pandemic

By Clare Turner
Friday, 17th April 2020, 2:14 pm
Updated Friday, 17th April 2020, 2:15 pm

Milton Keynes Council is hoping to allay residents' worries about an unauthorised encampment near the H8 Standing Way/Bottledump roundabout.

In a statement issued today, a spokesman said the council was working closely with the illegal camp during the lockdown.

They said: "We understand local resident’s concerns over the unauthorised encampment formerly on the verge next to the V1 Snelshall Street, especially during the current lockdown where non-essential travel is not permitted. So we have been working with the group to provide a more suitable, temporary location."

Snelshall Street (Google)

The statement added: "The council’s environment team will provide a dedicated waste collection service if needed and will also review what sanitary facility provisions could be provided.

"MK Council officers will visit the site regularly to collect any waste and make welfare checks."

The council also assured the public it would continue to work closely with Thames Valley Police, adding that and any crime should be reported to the police here or call 101.