A site occupied by illegal travellers, and around 300 tonnes of waste dumped by the group, has been cleared by Transport for London (TfL), following notification from Hounslow Council
Published: Friday, 9th February 2018
A site occupied by illegal travellers, and around 300 tonnes of waste dumped by the group, has been cleared by Transport for London (TfL), following notification from Hounslow Council.
TfL removed the large waste hoard, which had been dumped under the A316 Country Way bypass and included everything from household goods - including furniture - to large quantities of construction waste. The shocking scale of the illegal fly-tipping can be seen in a series of before and after photos of the area.
The underpass is accessed from the roundabout by the Muller Hanworth Dairy at Snakey Lane, Feltham.
The removal of the traveller site was thanks to legal action taken by TfL and their bailiffs. This followed a request from Hounslow Council to take action.
Councillor Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Protection and Enforcement, Hounslow Council said:
“Whilst we welcome diversity in Hounslow, illegal sites such as these cannot and will not be tolerated, particularly when those living there are marring the borough by dumping huge amounts of waste.
The scale of fly-tipping seen at this site is beyond belief so I’d like to thank the diligent residents who raised the alarm and our partners at TfL who took the appropriate action to clean up the area. By developing strong relationships with TfL and other relevant agencies, we can work together to address future incidents of fly-tipping promptly and efficiently to ensure as little distress as possible to residents.”