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Travellers move to children’s playground in Harold Hill

PUBLISHED: 11:43 12 July 2016 | UPDATED: 14:21 12 July 2016

Travellers parked up around the childrens play area

Travellers parked up around the childrens play area

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Travellers have moved on to a Harold Hill park and are reportedly using the children’s play area as a pen for their horses.

One of the horses roaming the areaOne of the horses roaming the area

Approximately 20 caravans arrived at Central Park, Gooshays Drive, overnight and surrounded the children’s swings and slides.

Angry residents said they are worried about the health and safety implications of a horse being kept in a children’s play area.

“I take my child their after school,” said a resident who did not wish to be named.

“The whole thing is ridiculous and I am concerned about the health and safety - it’s a massive problem.

Another horse chained up to the playground.Another horse chained up to the playground.

“I have seen them dump waste from buckets and the horses are pooing everywhere.”

The resident notified the council and Parks Protection Officers are at the scene.


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