A group of illegal travellers have been removed from private land belonging to developers Ballymore on High Street, Brentford.
Published: Thursday, 17th May 2018
A group of illegal travellers have been removed from private land belonging to developers Ballymore on High Street, Brentford after vigilant members of the public tipped off Hounslow Council and police.
The travellers had been caught illegally residing on private land and fly-tipping on the site.
It was recently reported that the amount of rubbish fly-tipped across England each year could stretch from London to Moscow and the cost of clearing up fly-tipping rose to more than £57million during 2016/17, up 13 per cent on the previous year, according to the Local Government Association.
Ballymore took action via the courts to have the group removed as quickly as possible, with support from Hounslow Council and Hounslow Police.
The travellers were moved from the site on Wednesday 16 May with the use of bailiffs which were provided by Ballymore on support of Hounslow Police.
They left behind 15 loads of fly-tipping which will need to be removed by the landowner.
A Hounslow Council spokesperson said: “We would like to thank the residents who got in touch about the group illegally occupying the site and dumping their waste and we thank Hounslow Police, who have done a sterling job in supporting Ballymore.
As a council we’re doing everything we can to tackle fly-tipping and by working together with our residents, the police and other agencies, we’re showing that those few people who are tarnishing our borough with their rubbish cannot get away with it.”