Fytippers dump waste at busy junction near High Ongar Primary School

Waste pile in The St, High Ongar

Waste pile in The St, High Ongar

Waste pile in The St, High Ongar

Waste pile in The St, High Ongar

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Epping Forest

A pile of debris yards away from a busy junction and a primary school is still blocking a road more than 24 hours after it was dumped.

Flytippers deposited the waste in The St, High Ongar, overnight on Tuesday and it was discovered yesterday morning.

The debris blocks the side of the road approaching the junction with the A414 and has now been cordoned off.

The junction is used by parents dropping off pupils at High Ongar Primary School in the road and is causing motorists delays and inconvenience.

Parish councillor for high Ongar and former Essex county councillor for Ongar and rural division, Gerard McEwen said: “It’s an appalling thing for someone to do. I can’t imagine who’s done it.

“I hope we’re able to make an example of the blighters.

It’s a damned nuisance and what really annoys me is that someone from the council’s waste department will now have to be diverted from another job to clear it up.”

A spokeswoman for Epping Forest District Council, who prosecute flytippers in the district, said the authority was unaware of the incident but was looking into it.

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2:29pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

Waste dumped anywhere is unpleasant and will increase until proper monitoring of vans carrying such rubbish is monitored and action taken with proper penalties dished out rather than the paltry £200 fines on the rare occasion they are caught.

I am not blaming the East Europeans for all of this illegal dumping but there has been a massive increase in foreign drivers and crew driving about in battered old vans wearing high viz jackets ( as though authenticating their operations) and them collecting scrap metal and offering to remove rubbish at a price from one venue at such low fees that they must only be dumping the same as to legitimately do so costs over £100 per ton.
Waste dumped anywhere is unpleasant and will increase until proper monitoring of vans carrying such rubbish is monitored and action taken with proper penalties dished out rather than the paltry £200 fines on the rare occasion they are caught. I am not blaming the East Europeans for all of this illegal dumping but there has been a massive increase in foreign drivers and crew driving about in battered old vans wearing high viz jackets ( as though authenticating their operations) and them collecting scrap metal and offering to remove rubbish at a price from one venue at such low fees that they must only be dumping the same as to legitimately do so costs over £100 per ton. Villagecranberry
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