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Council sends two vans to clear rubbish left by travellers at Three Bridges

The clean up operation begins.



Dozens of bags filled with rubbish left by travellers have had to be collected by Crawley Borough Council after at least 20 caravans settled at Three Bridges Playing Field, trashing it in the process.

Plastic bottles, food packaging (including packaging from fast food outlets), carrier bags, large cardboard boxes, wooden pallets and even a shopping basket were all seen at the site where travellers descended on Sunday night (19 August).

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A section 61 notice was served yesterday, forcing the travellers to move on. CN24 now understands the community have moved to Northgate Playing Field, just over one mile away.

There has been significant damage to the grass itself too, most likely cause by the dozens of vehicles driving over it.

The council has had to send in two vans to clear up the mess this morning, an activity that has taken the team over an hour and a half to complete.

Litter has been left scattered across the field.

The majority of the rubbish was seemingly discarded into bushes at the side of the playing field.


Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy



Sussex Police have confirmed they have made the decision to drop an investigation into an incident of alleged bullying.

The investigation was launched following an outcry from concerned residents when a video emerged on social media.

The video has since been taken down from most social media accounts.

Earlier Susses Police had confirmed they had launched an investigation into the incident and were liaising with Oriel High School.

Now it appears their investigation has turned up new information which has led to their decision to drop the police’s involvement and hand it over to the school.

A statement from Sussex Police said:

“Police have investigated the circumstances surrounding a video on social media showing the alleged bullying of a boy by fellow students from Oriel High School in Maidenbower, Crawley.

As a result, the matter has been passed to the school for any action they feel is appropriate.”

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