Re: Newham to be Borough of culture or is that cultures
They're certainly growing some cultures if these photos in the mail online are accurate.
Travellers who set up camp in shadow of the Olympic Park 'create fly-tipped mountain of rubbish in just TWO WEEKS after setting up illegal waste collection service'
Travellers alleged to have fly-tipped 'mountain of waste' near the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London
Mounds of household and building rubbish has been pictured next to the Copper Box Arena
It includes furniture, metal fencing, tea trays, piping, plastic sheets, wooden decking and even bicycles
Local workers claims travellers were 'using the site as a dump for an illegal waste collection service'
Land is owned by London Legacy Development Corporation who licensed it to housing developer
The corporation confirmed the cost of removing the rubbish will be paid for by the developer
By Joseph Curtis For Mailonline
Published: 10:05, 12 September 2017 | Updated: 16:18, 12 September 2017
A huge group of travellers who set up camp in the shadow of the Olympic stadium for just two weeks allegedly fly-tipped 'tons' of rubbish after 'setting up an illegal waste collection service'.
Mountains of rubbish were spotted looming above hoarding at the empty site, near the Copper Box Arena in Stratford, east London.
Pipe fitter Chris Clark, 61, who has been working in the area, said he has seen the mountain grow hugely since the travellers arrived.
The land belongs to the London Legacy Development Corporation, set up after the Olympics to promote growth in east London, which has confirmed the site has been leased to a housing developer which will be paying for the removal costs.
A huge group of travellers camped at the Olympic Park in London allegedly set up an illegal waste collection service with tonnes of rubbish left at the site, pictured.
The mountain of waste, pictured, has built up over the past month in Stratford, according to workers in the area, with the travellers said to have first arrived around two weeks ago. They were moved on last week
Furniture including tables and chairs, piping, wooden decking, plastic sheets and other household waste are all among the waste, pictured, left in the empty site next to the Copper Box Arena
The plumber from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, has been near the site refitting out a university building since March and claimed the group were doing illegal rubbish collections.
Mr Clark said: 'A lot of what they've been dumping is household rubbish, stuff like that - it's a huge pile covering a big area.
'I've been here for about three weeks and you could see the travellers bringing the rubbish along, dumping it and then going away again.
'They were obviously picking up rubbish from elsewhere, they wouldn't have brought it with them and there's not a chance it's just their waste.
The 'dump' is on land next to the Copper Box Arena and not far from the London Stadium and London Aquatic Centre
Plumber Chris Clark, who has been working in the area over the past three weeks, alleged travellers have been 'bringing rubbish along, dumping it, and leaving again'
Mr Clark said around 21 caravans were set up at the site but they have reportedly been moved on by the local council
Metal fencing and bicycles are also among the rubbish strewn across the concrete, which is in the shadow of the Olympic Park