Travellers in Elstree Way in Borehamwood leave under police escort

Borehamwood Times: Some of the rubbish left by the travellers Some of the rubbish left by the travellers

Travellers who had occupied an empty car park have been escorted off the site by police. 

Around ten travellers set up camp on the former Elstree Business Centre car park in Rowley Lane more than two weeks ago, and more arrived over the course of the fortnight.

They left the site at midday today under the supervision of High Court enforcement officers, Borehamwood Police and the council's environmental health team. 

They were shadowed by police on the M25 until they left Hertfordshire.

The travellers left behind 75 piles of mixed builders waste, several empty propane bottles, and one caravan.

A council spokeswoman said nothing hazardous was found

She added: "There is very little domestic waste as it appears they were burning it. The remaining waste is unlikely to be attractive to vermin and the only danger to the public would come from broken glass and other sharp objects if they trespassed."

A spokeswoman for landlords Legal and General said the clean-up operation would begin tomorrow.

She added: "We have done as we promised to get the travellers off the site as quickly as possible."

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5:26pm Fri 7 Mar 14

mr.taxpayer says...

Good riddance. until next time!
Good riddance. until next time! mr.taxpayer
  • Score: 13

5:40pm Fri 7 Mar 14

TFEB says...

Why are they immune from prosecution for fly tipping?
Why are they immune from prosecution for fly tipping? TFEB
  • Score: 24

6:24am Sat 8 Mar 14

Billy_Boy says...

TFEB wrote:
Why are they immune from prosecution for fly tipping?
Because like certain other 'ethnic minorities' it's their 'culture' - like FGM, or cutting peoples heads off if a certain 'prophet' is deemed to have been insulted! Vote UKIP!
[quote][p][bold]TFEB[/bold] wrote: Why are they immune from prosecution for fly tipping?[/p][/quote]Because like certain other 'ethnic minorities' it's their 'culture' - like FGM, or cutting peoples heads off if a certain 'prophet' is deemed to have been insulted! Vote UKIP! Billy_Boy
  • Score: 6

1:39pm Sat 8 Mar 14

david Burcombe says...

If they were not litterbugs no problem but they are not
If they were not litterbugs no problem but they are not david Burcombe
  • Score: -5

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