A site usually used for community events was left covered in rubbish following a seven-day unauthorised encampment by a group of travellers.
A group camped on Mosterton village green, just off the A3066 in the village centre.
They had all vacated the site by Wednesday, June 15 after being told to leave by police, leaving a trail of waste in their wake.
The accumulated rubbish filled two skips...
One local, who wanted to remain anonymous, said:"After their arrival, the police visited on three occasions to reassure residents they were doing what they could."
Did they check all the vehicles were taxed and insured and had MoTs? Did they inspect the waste to see if there was any identifying information? Did they drive past on a regular basis, late ay night, to ensure the residents felt safer?
I think we know the answer, don't we, Reader?