Sunday, 28 April 2013
As reported in yesterday's Courier and on Wave 102 News, I have expressed great concern about the appalling state the Riverside Business Park site has been left in as the travellers moved on from there.
A City Council officer advised me on Friday:
“The travellers have now moved from Riverside Avenue next to the airport. Unfortunately they have left the site in an appalling condition. The Environment Department will be on-site this afternoon (Friday) to remove the loose rubbish & gas cylinders which are the main concerns for the airport. They will be back on Monday with heavy lifting machinery to clear the rest of the site. Unfortunately some of the travellers have now set up camp at the old General Accident call centre (about 10 caravans).”
I understand that the GA site agents are planning to serve legal notice on Monday.
I have been in touch with the City Council’s Head of Democratic and Legal Services about the legal situation and the mess that is being left at sites. Clearly, Riverside Business Park is in private ownership so the clean-up cost should not be borne by the Council Tax payer but the bottom line for me if who dumps this huge amount of rubbish should be made to pay for clearing up the mess.
Leaving or dumping a large amount of rubbish right next to an airport runway is nothing short of thoroughly irresponsible.
You can hear by interview on Wave 102 News by clicking 'play' below: