Progress report on preventative schemes
Work is ongoing to deliver schemes preventing unauthorised encampments and parking at three Glastonbury locations.
Glastonbury Multi-Agency Group (MAG) is progressing with permanent infrastructure proposals for Bretenoux Rd and Stonedown Lane, while new double-yellow lining has now been completed on Wellhouse Lane.
Detailed design plans for a scheme on Bretenoux Road have been drawn-up and endorsed by the Town Council, and residents’ representatives. Somerset County Council’s Highways team is currently reviewing a significant number of comments from residents as part of the wider consultation process and will be responding regarding points raised. It is anticipated a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) required for the proposal will be advertised soon. Enforcement will be actioned in due course to allow for vegetation clearance of the site in preparation for works.
Work on the Bretenoux Road scheme is expected to begin in the spring, pending the completion of the TRO process.
Members of the public and other stakeholders can view the plan here – Small Improvement Schemes – directory (somerset.gov.uk).
Following a meeting with residents, farmers and local groups connected to Stonedown Lane, a scheme to restrict parking in the vicinity of the Glastonbury Tor entrance is still scheduled to go ahead early this year. A final design and task order has been sent to contractor, material costs and lead-in times are creating some issues but the team is working to resolve these as a matter of urgency to ensure the work takes place as soon as possible.
New lining was completed on 24 January by our Highways team which means parking enforcement can be carried out – many thanks to the community for your patience and support.
As part of the work of the Glastonbury MAG, the Council was granted a court order earlier this month in relation to a significant number of occupied vehicles on the road in Moorlands Enterprise Park. On Thursday 20 January, bailiffs instructed by the council successfully carried out enforcement of the order and all vehicles were removed from the roads. Avon and Somerset Police were present to prevent a potential breach of the peace, but the action was carried out successfully and without incident.
Monitoring of vehicles and enforcement measures are ongoing at sites across Glastonbury and will continue to be actioned as quickly as possible.
Have a question?
Please visit our dedicated webpage which hosts a FAQs sheet along with all the updates issued so far.
If you have any further questions regarding Glastonbury unauthorised encampments or the MAG, please contact Glastonburyencampments@somerset.gov.uk or phone 0300 123 2224.