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Shock over flytipping at park
11:20am Monday 11th February 2013 in News
THE Cotswold Water Park has suffered one of its worst recorded flytipping incidents.
On Tuesday morning locals found the entrance to Waterhay Car Park, near Ashton Keynes, blocked by the bottom half of a caravan filled with household waste.
The other part of the caravan had been towed into the car park and dumped, having completely destroyed the height barrier at the entrance. The flytippers, realising they had blocked the entrance to the car park then sawed down gate posts to make their escape. Wiltshire police have been informed.
Thanks to the hard work of the Cotswold Water Park ranger team, assisted by local farmers Richard Rummings, Nick and Chris Freeth and local mechanic Matt Freeth, within 24 hours the site had been cleared. They also fixed the entrance and height barriers and reopened the car park.