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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