From time to time, for a wide variety of social and economic reasons, we become aware of individuals camping out on the Common. This is not permitted under the Common’s Bye-laws and as such, the Friends of Barnes Common works closely with the Council, SPEAR (a local charity which supports the homeless), and the local police team, to address these issues on the Common.
The aim of this collaboration is to be compassionate, address each incident on its own merit, and signposti individuals and groups to further help when this is appropriate. It also seeks to eliminate the long term camps and address related hygiene concerns.
Should anyone have concerns or wish to discuss in more detail, please get in touch.