The Twickenham Tribune


Bushy Park Gates Closing Overnight

As a result of anti-social behaviour on the cricket ground at Hampton Hill, Royal Parks have received a formal request from the Metropolitan Police to close the pedestrian gates in the area overnight until further notice.

They will be supporting the police in this and plan to Bushy Parkclose the following gates from Friday 12th June:

  • Dukes Head Passage
  • Hampton Hill Gate
  • Hampton Hill New Gate
  • Laurel Road Gate
  • Blandford Gate
  • Coleshill Road Gate
  • Clapperstile Gate


The gates will be locked every day from 9.30pm and will be re-opened by 7.15am the following morning. Royal Parks have asked for support with this measure by spreading the word of the closures.

A statement read "We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but feel strongly that it is a necessary course of action. We will, of course, keep users informed as to when the gates re-open"

Jon Slinn (Deputy Chair of the Hampton Conservatives) said "It should be noted that Hampton Gate and others on the south side of the park are not included in the list. We are working to confirm that they are indeed excluded."

Royal Parks have since confirmed to him that Hampton Court Gate and Hampton Gate will remain open.



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