To receive the public minutes of the Hampstead Heath Consultative Committee meeting held on 16 April 2018.
The public minutes of the Hampstead Heath Consultative Committee (HHCC) meeting held on 16 April 2018 were received.
The Chairman highlighted that the City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Act 2018 had received Royal Assent and thanked Members past and present and the Remembrancer’s team for their support and input over the years to get the act passed.
A Member noted that it would be helpful for the Committee to receive a paper on matters discussed at the walk regarding disability access and inclusivity at the Highgate Men’s Pond.
A Member noted from the minutes that members of staff were verbally and physically assaulted by a swimmer regarding installation of a temporary cycle parking area and that the Superintendent had written to the member of the public regarding their behaviour. It was queried whether this action was strong enough and that it should be known that there was a zero-tolerance policy to ensure the safety of staff and the public. The Superintendent advised that he was comfortable with the action taken regarding this incident and that the staff involved in the incident were supportive of the approach taken.
The Chairman highlighted that the Night of 10,000m Personal Best event on 19 May 2018 had been a great success which saw the Athletics Track completely transformed and thanked Highgate Harriers, Heath Staff and the event volunteers for their hard work.