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Landowner clears rubbish left by Travellers' at Harold Hill pub and brings in 24-hour security to protect site

PUBLISHED: 09:41 05 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:39 05 June 2018

Contractors clearing the rubbish left by Travellers at the Pompadours pub in Harold Hill. Photo: Councillor Tele Lawal.

Contractors clearing the rubbish left by Travellers at the Pompadours pub in Harold Hill. Photo: Councillor Tele Lawal.

Councillor Tele Lawal

Rubbish left by Travellers at a Harold Hill pub has been cleared and the landowner is going to bring in 24-hour security to stop it happening again.

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Rubbish left by Travellers at a Harold Hill pub has been cleared by the landowner and they are going to bring in 24-hour security to stop it happening again.

A group of Travellers left piles of rubbish at the Pompadours pub on the corner of Edenhall Road, Bridgwater Road and Hilldene Avenue.

They had been on the site since March but finally left on Bank Holiday Monday (May 28).

Contractors clearing the rubbish left by Travellers at the Pompadours pub in Harold Hill. Photo: Councillor Tele Lawal. Contractors clearing the rubbish left by Travellers at the Pompadours pub in Harold Hill. Photo: Councillor Tele Lawal.

The landowner has now said that 24 hour security will be implemented, and that the site will be sealed off to stop Travellers coming back.

Councillor Tele Lawal, of Heaton Ward told the Recorder that she had been down to the site this morning (Tuesday, June 5) and saw the rubbish being removed.

She said: “The important thing is that something is being done to stop this happening again.

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“Thanks to residents giving witness statements about what happened we have been able to get something done.

“It is brilliant news.

“The residents have came forward and thats what we really needed to make this happen.

Contractors clearing the rubbish left by Travellers at the Pompadours pub in Harold Hill. Photo: Councillor Tele Lawal. Contractors clearing the rubbish left by Travellers at the Pompadours pub in Harold Hill. Photo: Councillor Tele Lawal.

“This is a London wide problem and we have been told that the council will be using case notes from the Pompadours on other cases across London to stop this happening on other sites.”

Speaking about what she had been told by the council she said: “Councillors have been told that contractors will be attending the site today to remove all the waste and that 24-hour security will be on site to prevent further access.

“The enforcement officer will meet the security team later today and the Police SNT will be informed.

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“We have requested a timeline from the council to see whether they’ve acted quickly in this situation.

“Truly apologise to all those who have been affected in our community.”

Due to the site being privately owned Havering Council had previously been unable to get them off the land.

However the landowner eventually managed to receive a court order, which meant the group had to leave.

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