The same travellers that took up residence on Churchill Way in Andover are currently residing on the field at Saxon Heights on Augusta Park.
One of the vehicles used by the travellers is a sign written works van for the purpose of tree surgery and garden waste collection, it is understood that cold call door to door for business.
Whilst the travellers were on Churchill Way, the cuttings and garden clearance waste from jobs taken in the Andover area, was dumped next to their camp, leaving Test Valley Borough Council with the bill to clear it all away when the travellers moved on.
Residents are responsible for ensuring anyone removing waste from their property is authorised to do so.
Environmental Portfolio Holder, Councillor Graham Stallard, said earlier this month: “Over the past few weeks Andover has experienced a spate of cold calling which has resulted in large amounts of garden waste being fly tipped in the area. This has been investigated and removed by the Council. I urge all residents to report any cold callers or fly tips. The Council has recently had success in prosecuting fly-tippers in the borough and we will continue to take a zero-tolerance approach to this criminal activity.”
Cold callers can be reported to Hampshire County Council’s Trading Standards on 01962 833620 and any fly tips can be reported to Test Valley Borough Council’s Environmental Service on 01264 368000.