Unauthorised Incursions

In early 2019, a meeting was held in Runnymede, which was attended by senior representatives from virtually every Surrey district council, together with Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner and a number of Surrey MPs.

The meeting was most productive, and plans were discussed to ensure that any future unauthorised incursions are dealt with as quickly as possible.

The Government is currently consulting on measures to criminalise the act of trespassing when setting up an unauthorised encampment. The Consultation closes on 4 March 2020, and you can read further details at the following website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/strengthening-police-powers-to-tackle-unauthorised-encampments