A group has recently moved on from St Nicholas Mews, close to where Redrow are building a new housing development.
Sadly, the group left behind a lot of rubbish which taxpayers will now have to pay to clear up as the land is owned by the council.*sighs*
Ukip councillor Stephen Hodge said: “The travellers moved off land next to St Nicholas Mews new housing development, leaving their mark behind them.
“Council staff have moved gas cannisters and the clear-up will begin again.
“I inspected the site where there was rubbish, nappies and excrement strewn about.
“Local residents are appalled how this can happen on such a regular basis.”I'll just bet. 'Because no-one marches on the Town Hall with pitchforks', is my best guess...
A Basildon Council spokesman said: “The council is aware of the encampment and has referred the matter to the Essex Countywide Traveller Unit to take appropriate action.”Meanwhile, elsewhere...
Dave Sperring, councillor responsible for environment in the Rochford, spoke out after more than 600 incidents of flytipping were cleared from the district in the 2015/16 financial year.
The majority DIY and house clearance waste.
Legally, householders must take reasonable precautions to ensure that unscrupulous builders don’t dump their waste.
Mr Sperring said: “It is truly disgusting that people would choose to dump their waste in our streets, as it looks so unsightly and in some cases could even pose a health risk.
“I’m calling on all residents to be vigilant, if you’re having some building work done please check the credentials of the workmen to ensure they are following the proper procedures.
“I’m sure the last thing you would want is to see your waste dumped in your street, local park, or at the road-side.”That joined up government, eh?