Making the most of the Hamptons in 2018
Residents can now access a brand new catalogue of information.
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section is designed to help residents quickly and easily access key information about life in the Hamptons. The idea for the new section came from feedback from residents. It has been created using questions that are most commonly asked to the O&H Hampton team about the area and using local facilities.
O&H Hampton is keen for local people to make the most of all of the green spaces throughout Hampton, but many residents are unsure of what they can and can’t do in these spaces. In this section of the FAQs, you can find out more information about how you can use these areas for family and community activities.
The grassed park areas are for everyone to enjoy and can even be used for personal events such as family parties and BBQs, but please check with O&H Hampton first so that they can make you aware of any other planned events or maintenance work.
There is also further information on how to add groups and events to the popular interactive community map.
Other topics covered in this section include O&H’s procedures for memorial trees, plaques and benches, getting further information on the history of the Hamptons and permissions needed for local groups and charities.
With a football pitch, a cricket pitch, an all-weather 3G training facility, a hard court/multi use games court, and lakes the Hamptons isn’t short on facilities that can be enjoyed by all ages.
For those interested in starting or joining a team, Active Hampton can help to organise pitch and court use. On the Active Hampton website there is also further information on football, netball and running clubs that may also be of interest.
To help you make the most of the outdoors this year, O&H has listed the lakes that are suitable for fishing, water sports and using model boats. At this time swimming is not permitted in any lakes but it is something that may be explored in the future.
Under each section of the FAQs, you can find the relevant contact details about who you should raise concerns to. Residents can report: • Fallen trees and damaged foliage • Broken fencing • Damage to children’s play area equipment • Damage to water safety equipment • Flooding concerns • Street lighting • Litter, graffiti and other environmental damage • Behaviour of house builders and contractors on site • Noise pollution • Site traffic • Unauthorised traveller encampment • Rough sleepers • Road closures and traffic diversions • Highways issues • Congestion and street parking • Risk of injury to wildlife
There is also information on council responsibilities, general maintenance of the Hamptons and the nature reserve.