Travellers leave Rose Hill Park after dumping mountains of rubbish
Travellers have left mountains of rubbish in a Sutton park for the second time this month.
Last Thursday angry residents informed the authorities the group had forced entry to Rose Hill Park, by digging up a post, and had been fly-tipping building materials.
A used nappy left in the park
A TV was left among the rubbish
Rubbish was dumped close to houses
Building materials left by travellers
Rubbish dumped in the woods
A fridge among the waste
Despite information being passed to the authorities early on; the group of travellers in Rose Hill have done exactly the same again, leaving behind tonnes of rubbish, after they left yesterday.
The council issued a statement today saying they were looking into the possibility of prosecuting those responsible for fly-tipping.
Councillor Jill Whitehead, chair of the environment and neighbourhood committee, said: "We became aware last week, October 10, that a group of travellers had set up camp in Rose Hill Park and - following our required checks – have moved them off the land.
"We understand how frustrating these incidents can be for residents, which is why we always make full use of our powers to remove illegally camped groups as quickly as possible.
“We are now looking at the possibility to prosecute individuals responsible for fly-tipping on the site and will use the full force of the law available to us to clamp down on this despicable behaviour.”
Travellers in the park on Friday
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