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Affront at seafront!

The mess left behind at the Travellers' illegal encampment at Gayfield.

The mess left behind at the Travellers' illegal encampment at Gayfield.

A concerned resident has contacted the Arbroath Herald expressing his disgust at the mess left in the wake of an illegal seafront encampment.

The large group of travellers pitched up at Inchcape Park behind Gayfield a fortnight ago and only departed at the end of last week.

It is understood that Angus Council and Police Scotland worked in partnership to monitor things, but this did not stop the illegal site being littered with debris upon the Travellers’ departure.

The reader, who did not wish to be named, wrote: “The illegal encampment has now left the area around Gayfield and as usual have left rubbish strewn all over the area.

“This time they even tried to set fire to an unwanted caravan that they have just left behind. Gas bottles, rubbish, children’s shoes and even a dog kennel have been left for Arbroath tax payers to clean up.

“Is it not time for the council to bite the bullet and fence off the area to keep the common ground clean for us, the tax payers, to enjoy?

“This cannot be left to continue on and on as this is a blight that everyone driving into Arbroath sees. God knows what lasting impression of Arbroath visitors leave with.”

However, by Tuesday the burned out caravan had been removed.

 

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