Major clean-up operation after travellers leave Kingswood sites

Travellers moved off Southey Avenue Playing Field in Kingswood today following negotiations with the council and police.

They had moved on yesterday after leaving the pitches opposite Kingswood fire station which are leased to AEK-BOCO Football Club. A major clear-up operation is under way there today as the grass is strewn with rubbish, see above, following their stay of almost a week.

South Gloucestershire Council has been cleaning up human faeces and nappies, and club members have been picking up the remaining waste, with the club hoping it will be fit for training tomorrow.

A clean-up of the Southey Avenue site was also being planned.

Travellers ere on the site opposite Kingswood fire station for nearly a week