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Hampton Beach closed following dispersal order and anti-social behaviour

Peterborough's Hampton Beach has been closed due to safety concerns following a dispersal order last week, June 25.
Hampton Beach
Hampton Beach has been closed following a dispersal order (photo: Google Maps)

Hampton Beach has been closed as of today, June 29, following a dispersal order issued by the police on June 25. 

O&H Land, in consultation with Persimmon Homes, the Fire Service, the Police Service and Peterborough City Council has taken the decision to cordon off an area of Hampton Beach over serious health and safety concerns.

After incidents including anti-social behaviour, littering and people going in the water despite instruction against it, O&H have closed it off to the public. 

Lee Collins, Development Manager at O&H Land, said: "Following a Dispersal Order issued by the Police on the evening of June 25, we have decided to temporarily close Hampton Beach.

"The health and safety of everyone on our land, be it the residents of Hampton, the general public or our contractors working for us, is our top priority. It was therefore agreed, in consultation with all the relevant local authorities, that a temporary closure of this area was the safest way forward.

"The lakes are very deep and cold, and the signage prohibiting entering the water is not being adhered to.

"This coupled with the actions of a few have given me serious concern that an accident could occur. The closure of Hampton Beach today will give us time to reassess the area and decide on a new strategy which enables people to enjoy the lakeside setting in the safest way possible."

Cambridgeshire Constabulary added: "We were called at 1.52pm on June 25, with reports of a gathering of people at Hampton Beach, London Road, Peterborough.

"Officers attended and engaged with the group and managed to persuade them to move on."