Lightwater traveller incursion over, their rubbish remains

the Traveller incursion onto the Lightwater Playing Field, behind All Saints’Church in Lightwater is over. The Traveller’s  have moved on, but have left rubbish behind, as can be seen in the photos. There’s not as much rubbish as I’d anticipated, though I didn’t check all the field boundaries.

There’s a new lock on the gate to the field. The lock is insubstantial, with an open hasp, and so I’d recommend protection around the lock. Be interesting to know when the barrier to the Briars Community Centre is considered safe to remove.

2 thoughts on “Lightwater traveller incursion over, their rubbish remains

  1. Fixed penalty of £400 for fly tipping can be issued on the spot since 2016. Vehicles involved can be seized by police. Fly-tipping is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates’ Court. The offence can attract an unlimited fine and up to 5 years imprisonment if convicted in a Crown Court. So how come they are still out and about fly tipping?

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  2. Because with a number of vehicles/caravans at an illegal site they can’t name and blame an individual. As these folks have no fixed address where would you send notifications of a court case ? Also if you read the papers, the number of prosecutions for reported offences is down to less than 1%.

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