Freedom of information response

Illegal Traveller Camp

Publication date: 
Monday 9 September 2019
Request: 

1) In the calendar year of 2018 how much has the council spent cleaning up council owned land following  the eviction of an illegal traveller camp
a) Please may this be divided by site address, how long each site was occupied for and the cost site per site

2) In the calendar year of 2018 how much has the council spent on legal fees to evict illegal traveller camps
a) Please may this be divided by site address, how long each site was occupied for and the cost per site

3) In the calendar year of 2017 how much has the council spent cleaning up council owned land following  the eviction of an illegal traveller camp
a) Please may this be divided by site address, how long each site was occupied for and the cost site per site

4) In the calendar year of 2017 how much has the council spent on legal fees to evict illegal traveller camps
a) Please may this be divided by site address, how long each site was occupied for and the cost per site

5) In the calendar year of 2016 how much has the council spent cleaning up council owned land following  the eviction of an illegal traveller
a) Please may this be divided by site address, how long each site was occupied for and the cost site per site

6) In the calendar year of 2016 how much has the council spent on legal fees to evict illegal traveller camps
a) Please may this be divided by site address, how long each site was occupied for and the cost site per site

7) In the calendar year of 2015 how much has the council spent cleaning up council owned land following  the eviction of an illegal traveller
a) Please may this be divided by site address, how long each site was occupied for and the cost site per site

8) In the calendar year of 2015 how much has the council spent on legal fees to evict illegal traveller camps
b) Please may this be divided by site address, how long each site was occupied for and the cost site per site

Response: 

1.

The Council does not hold figures relating to cleaning up when travellers have vacated a site.  Please see below the sites, arrival date and when the site was vacated. 

Arrival Date

Location

Departure date

25/01/18

Stonehouse Lane, Purfleet

03/02/18

14/02/18

Car Park adjacent to Aveley Bowls Club and Recreation Ground, Aveley, Thurrock

22/02/18

20/02/18

Daiglen Drive, 'Culver Centre', South Ockendon, Thurrock

21/02/18

24/02/18

Cornwall Hall Car Park, London Rd, Purfleet, Thurrock

25/02/18

26/02/18

Land behind South Ockendon Health Centre

07/03/18

28/02/18

Road adjacent to Civic Square, Tilbury (near Anchor Fields)

07/03/18

15/03/18

Gammon Field approach road just off of the A1013 Stanford Road, Grays

26/03/18

23/03/18

Leicester Road car park, Tilbury

27/03/18

26/03/18

St Georges Field aka Blackshots Field, Grays

03/04/18

17/04/18

Curzon Drive 'Industrial Estate' off Manor Way, Grays

23/04/18

17/04/18

Manorway, Stanford-le-hope, SS17 7QL

18/04/18

20/04/18

Kilverts Field,.Argent street, Grays,

22/04/18

23/04/18

Orsett Heath Crescent, Grays

01/05/18

01/05/18

Gordon Road (Grover Walk) car park, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope

09/05/18

01/05/18

Leicester Road car park, Tilbury

09/05/18

09/05/18

Chadwell Hill, Tilbury

17/05/18

11/05/18

Merlin Close, Chafford Hundred

21/05/18

15/05/18

Bramble Crescent, Benfleet

16/05/18

17/05/18

Nutberry Field, Long Lane, Grays

23/05/18

21/05/18

Brandon Grove

22/05/18

22/05/18

Shell Club, Corringham

23/05/18

22/05/18

Parker Road, Grays

01/06/18

23/05/18

St Georges Field aka Blackshots Field, Grays.

04/06/18

26/05/18

(2) St Georges Field aka Blackshots Field, Grays

05/06/18

03/06/18

Rainbow Road junction Felipe Road Chafford Hundred

11/06/18

05/06/18

Hangman’s Wood (aka Daneholes Wood), Grays.

05/06/18

05/06/18

Chadwell Hill, Tilbury

05/06/18

05/06/18

St Georges Field - Daisy fields (Feenan Highway), Tilbury

11/06/18

05/06/18

Palmers College, Tilbury

14/06/18

11/06/18

Land at The Haven, Grays

19/06/18

12/06/18

Chadwell Rd_Palmers College, Tilbury

15/06/18

14/06/18

Land to the left of Old Dock Approach Road, Tilbury

21/06/18

16/06/18

Dilkes Park, South Ockendon

17/06/18

17/06/18

Wickham Fields, Wickham Road, Grays

18/06/18

21/06/18

Playing Field' adjacent to Brennan Road, Tilbury

30/06/18

30/06/18

Anchor Fields, Tilbury

07/07/18

25/07/18

Cullen Square, South Ockendon

01/08/18

01/08/18

Dilkes Park, South Ockendon

08/08/18

08/08/18

Orchis Grove, Badgers Dene, Grays

15/08/18

12/08/18

Culver Centre, Daiglen Drive, South Ockendon

21/08/18

16/08/18

No.2 Culver Centre, South Ockendon.

21/08/18

16/08/18

Land at' The Haven, Chadwell Bypass ,Grays

23/08/18

21/08/18

Dilkes Park, South Ockendon

27/08/18

23/08/18

Chadwell Rd, Palmers College, Tilbury

28/08/18

23/08/18

Merlin Close, Chafford Hundred 

31/08/18

29/08/18

Land off B1335 'Aveley Bypass Roundabout', Aveley

30/08/18

29/08/18

Garron Lane Junction With Gatehope Drive, South Ockendon.

06/09/18

06/09/18

Land behind South Ockendon Health centre

14/09/18

08/09/18

Daiglen Drive/Danbury Crescent, Culver Centre, South Ockendon,.

10/09/18

14/09/18

The Green, Deveron Gardens, Derry Avenue, South Ockendon 

21/09/18

21/09/18

Cruick Avenue. South Ockendon.

28/09/18

28/09/18

Cullen Square, South Ockendon

03/10/18

04/10/18

Callan Grove, South Ockendon

04/10/18

09/10/18

Rainbow Road junction Felipe Road, Chafford Hundred

11/10/18

2. The Essex Countywide Travellers Unit (ECTU) is a partnership operation between eleven Essex District, Borough, City and Unitary councils.  For a fee of £7756K per year

3. The Council does not hold figures relating to cleaning up when travellers have vacated a site.  Please see below the sites, arrival date and when the site was vacated. 

Arrival Date

Location

Departure Date

08/02/17

Ockendon Recreation Ground - Car Park

13/02/17

16/02/17

Belhus Country Park

23/02/17

08/03/17

Palmers College

15/03/17

27/03/17

Old Dock Approach Road

04/04/17

07/04/17

Palmers College

10/04/17

10/04/17

Hangman's Wood (aka Daneholes Wood)

18/04/17

11/04/17

Martin's Road

21/04/17

21/04/17

Heath Field carpark off Orsett Heath Crescent

03/05/17

28/04/17

Gammon Fields (Highway leading to Site), Grays, Thurrock

08/05/17

28/04/17

St Georges Field aka Blackshots Field, Grays, Thurrock

28/04/17

28/04/17

Highway Verge off A128 (Brentwood Rd), Grays

08/05/17

04/05/17

Manor Way, Stanford Le Hope

07/05/17

04/05/17

Carpark adjacent to Aveley Golf Club

12/05/17

07/05/17

Grass area of A1014 slip road, Manor Way (adjacent to Hardie Park)

15/05/17

12/05/17

Grass area adjacent to Brentwood Road and Welling Road

16/05/17

12/05/17

Garrison's Estate

22/05/17

16/05/17

Chadwell Hill (1st encampment)

24/05/17

22/05/17

Chadwell Hill (2nd encampment)

23/05/17

22/05/17

Spinny Park Lodge Lane Grays

01/06/17

24/05/17

Grass area adjacent to Brentwood Road and Welling Road

24/05/17

25/05/17

St Georges Field aka Blackshots Field, Grays, Thurrock

30/05/17

01/06/17

Parkside Avenue, Anchor Fields, Tilbury

09/06/17

01/06/17

Leicester Road carpark

02/06/17

09/06/17

Chadwell Hill at rear to Lea Road and Thames View

19/06/17

19/06/17

Hillside open space off Chadwell Road

19/06/17

19/06/17

Palmers College

20/06/17

20/06/17

Spinny Park Lodge Lane Grays

20/06/17

20/06/17

Chadwell Hill at rear to Lea Road and Thames View

21/06/17

21/06/17

Bottom of Chadwell Hill next to Biggins Lane

04/07/17

22/06/17

Nutberry field, Long Lane

03/07/17

28/06/17

Aveley Recreation field

06/07/17

01/07/17

Spinny Park Lodge Lane Grays

10/07/17

03/07/17

Recreation Ground, Parker Road

12/07/17

05/07/17

Palmers College

13/07/17

10/07/17

Recreation Ground, Parker Road

12/07/17

13/07/17

Opposite Provident Cottage, Chadwell Hill

24/07/17

17/07/17

Public Foot/Cycle Path adjacent to Aveley Football Club, Thurrock

21/07/17

27/07/17

Kilverts Field, Argent street

07/08/17

03/08/17

Marshfoot Primary

29/08/17

07/08/17

Grays Beach Car Park off Thames Road, Grays, Thurrock

14/08/17

10/08/17

Wickham Road Recreation Ground

15/08/17

21/08/17

Land off of London Road

08/09/17

28/08/17

Palmers College

31/08/17

31/08/17

Public Foot/Cycle Path adjacent to Aveley Football Club, Thurrock

08/09/17

07/09/17

Carpark adjacent to Aveley Bowls Club and Recreation Ground

11/09/17

08/09/17

Culver Centre, Daiglen Drive

18/09/17

18/09/17

Land behind South Ockendon Health Centre Carpark

26/09/17

26/09/17

Bonnygate Wood (Off Daiglen and Annalee Road)

03/10/17

26/09/17

Dilkes Park (off Darenth Lane)

03/10/17

03/10/17

Dilkes Park (Off Foyle Drive and Fairham Avenue), South Ockendon

10/10/17

06/10/17

Dilkes Park (Off Foyle Drive and Fairham Avenue), South Ockendon

10/10/17

10/10/17

Rainbow Road junction Felipe Road (Park)

16/10/17

18/10/17

Anchor Fields, Tilbury

24/10/17

18/10/17

Land adjacent to Siddons Lane

19/10/17

24/10/17

Car Park adjacent to Aveley Bowls Club and Recreation Ground, Aveley, South Ockendon

01/11/17

10/11/17

Leicester Road Carpark, Tilbury, Thurrock

20/11/17

20/11/17

Market Place Calcutta Road Tilbury

28/11/17

28/11/17

Cullen Square

04/12/17

03/12/17

Ferry Road

04/12/17

4. The Essex Countywide Travellers Unit (ECTU) is a partnership operation between eleven Essex District, Borough, City and Unitary councils.  For a fee of £7756K per year

5. No figures available

5a. Please see below:

Arrival Date

Location

Departure Date

25/01/16

Former VOSA site

26/01/16

28/01/16

Wharf Road

07/03/16

08/02/16

Thames Road, Car Park (by the Grays Yacht Club)  No 2

22/02/16

22/02/16

Darnley Road car park, Grays. Opposite Thurrock Council Offices. RM17 6QS

03/03/16

03/03/16

Charles Street Bridge road,

09/03/16

17/03/16

Kilverts Field, Argent street

31/03/16

31/03/16

Palmers College / Old south Essex college campus

08/04/16

28/04/16

Gumley Road

09/05/16

10/05/16

The Manorway

16/05/16

06/06/16

Martin Road

13/06/16

06/06/16

Kilverts Field, Argent street

15/06/16

13/06/16

Kilverts Field, Argent street

27/06/16

15/06/16

Crown Road Carpark

27/06/16

16/06/16

Kilverts Field, Argent street

27/06/16

21/06/16

Tankhill Road

22/06/16

29/06/16

Leicester Road carpark

08/07/16

29/06/16

The Manorway

07/07/16

07/07/16

The Manorway

15/07/16

14/07/16

Anchor Fields, Tilbury

22/07/16

15/07/16

Chadwell Hill 

25/07/16

28/07/16

Gumley Road

05/08/16

03/08/16

Grays Beach Carpark  

11/08/16

05/08/16

Kilverts Field, Argent street

05/08/16

11/08/16

Credo Way (Cowdrey Hall)

22/08/16

19/08/16

Recreation Ground, Billet Lane

19/08/16

22/08/16

Gumley Road

25/08/16

25/08/16

Argent Street

05/09/16

04/09/16

Nutberry field, Long Lane

12/09/16

15/09/16

Gumley Road

20/09/16

27/09/16

Stanley Road and Crown Road Carpark

29/09/16

29/09/16

Hangman's Wood (aka Daneholes Wood)

30/09/16

02/10/16

Leicester Road carpark

03/10/16

17/10/16

Corringham Town Park

18/10/16

6. Not known

6a. Not known

7. Not known

7a. Not known

8. Not known

8a. Not known

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