May 25, 2018 3.30 pm This story is over 66 months old

Fly tipping illegal traveller camp moved on

The council cleared what was left on site

Travellers who were illegally camped on a site south of Lincoln have been moved off the land after a surge of fly tipping and anti-social behaviour complaints.

A local resident raised concerns relating to an encampment on a public bridleway off the A15 Leasingham, consisting of three caravans and vehicles.

Rubbish-filled black bin bigs were dumped on the site and the remains of a campfire were left. North Kesteven District Council’s Waste and Street Scene team have cleared what was left on the site.

Council officers issued direction, and community protection notices on Friday, May 18.

This meant the group of travellers, who are known to the council, had to vacate the area within four days and they left within three.

Community Safety Manager at the council Heidi Ryder said: “The district council has a responsibility to protect the green space in the district, and by acting quickly, and taking the appropriate steps to deal with a persistent problem with this group, we hope we send a clear message about the use of unauthorised camping sites in the area.

“Officers continue to monitor the situation, as the group of travellers are persistent offenders, having been found to be illegally setting up camp across Lincolnshire”.

Head of Service for Environment and Public Protection at the council David Steels added: “We do not tolerate fly tipping, and will look to prosecute anyone found to be fly tipping in the area. The team will continue to investigate what action can be taken in this instance.”

Anyone with concerns about ani-social behaviour, or who want to report fly-tipping, can do so here or call 01529 414155.