List of items left by Travellers at Harold Hill pub
PUBLISHED: 13:44 04 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:44 04 June 2018
Sofas, mattresses, a child's scooter, bags of nappies, camping chairs and wooden pallets are among just some of the items left by a group of Travellers at a Harold Hill pub.
Eight caravans pulled off the site at the Pompadours last week and left behind massive piles of rubbish.
Some of the items left by the travellers included:
• Timberland boots
• Fold-up camping chairs
• Unused nappies
• Empty beer cans
• Wooden pallets
• Empty bottles of Domestos cleaning spray
• Empty fried chicken boxes
• Children’s scooter
• Large ceramic plant pot
• Empty paint pots
• Piles of wood and flattened cardboard boxes
• Wooden bed bases
• Children’s car seat
• Plastic water guns
• Empty gas cannister
• Sponges and dirty cleaning equipment
• Empty packaging for a mens polo shirt
These were just some of the hundreds of items left by Travellers at the site.
Caravans have been camped outside of the Pompadours pub on the corner of Edenhall Road, Bridgwater Road and Hilldene Avenue in Harold Hill since March.
On Bank Holiday Monday (May 28) the group finally left the site.
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.
After moving on the former pub has been left looking like a tip, with piles of rubbish surrounding the building.
A Harold Hill resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: “It’s disgusting.
“I have to walk past the pub almost everyday and the mountain of rubbish they’re dumping is getting bigger and bigger.
“A lot of people around here feel exactly the same and we’ve just had enough of it.”
A group of residents gathered at the site in March to clear it up after piles of rubbish had been dumped, making the area look like an “eyesore”.
Not long after the land was cleared of waste, Travellers moved onto the site.
A petition was also set up asking for more to be done to get the Travellers off of the site which was signed by more than 900 concerned residents.
Chris Cooper, who set up the online petition, said: “Many local residents have seen the fly tipping that is occurring.
“Nothing is being done about it and the residents are now at breaking point that reside near it.
“The site has been empty since 2016 and is not secure.
“This problem is now affecting the area.
“Action needs to be taken.”