Lorry loads of waste dumped under M25

Thurrock Gazette: The mounds of waste which have been dumped on a pathway under the M25 leading to Davy Down The mounds of waste which have been dumped on a pathway under the M25 leading to Davy Down

RESIDENTS have been left disgusted by huge amounts of waste found dumped on one of the borough’s most picturesque walk ways.

It is thought around 10 lorry loads of rubble, wood, some small metal and tyres was illegally tipped onto the path beneath the northbound entry slip of Junction 30 of the M25.

The picturesque route takes walkers from Davy Down park in North Stifford along the Mardyke Valley.

One walker, Martin Morris, who came across the mounds of waste, said: “There must be 10 truck loads of it there, the access is completely full.

“I am not sure who this land belongs to but there are few enough unspoiled bits of Thurrock. Action should be taken in getting this cleared and prevented from happening again.”

Another walker, Jo Edmeades, tweeted a picture of the rubbish and said: “Obviously our council taxes don't stretch to clearing up Davy Down in Thurrock :-( #disgusted.”

The Highways Agency, who own the land, are working with the Environment Agency to investiagate how the waste came to be there.

A clear up operation has also begun.

A spokesman for the Highways Agency said: “The Highways Agency, as landowner, and its contractor who manages and operates the M25 on our behalf, are working with partners including the Environment Agency to investigate and clear this fly tipping at junction 30 of the M25 and to reduce the likelihood of a recurrence.”

An Enviroment Agency spokeswoman added: “This is part of an on-going investigation. The fly tip occurred a few weeks back and we are working with the Highways Agency, to both clear the site in the next couple of weeks but also to heighten the security of that site to disrupt and prevent any future events of this nature.

“Waste crime is a serious offence with tough penalties. It can damage the environment, blight local communities and undermine those who operate legally.

“The Environment Agency is working with the police and others partners to prevent and crack down on serious and organised environmental crime.

“Information about this or any similar crime can be reported via the 24-hour Environment Agency Emergency Hotline 0800 80 70 60 and may be reported anonymously.

Thurrock Council said it was not involved in the clear up operation.”

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12:31am Wed 14 May 14

d_2da_ougle says...

so its been there a couple of weeks who writes this cr ap aswell, i live in this area and have walked through this spot many times int he past picturesque spot whats picturesqye about this part of the mardyke within a span of 100 meters there is the a13 bridge across the mardyke and three others relating to the m25 this article only just about procedes the previous one about thurrock being the number one hotspot for air crap air quality outside of london and its because of these roads how can you put the twrm picturesque and engaldns hottest air pollution hot spot together it beggers belief
so its been there a couple of weeks who writes this cr ap aswell, i live in this area and have walked through this spot many times int he past picturesque spot whats picturesqye about this part of the mardyke within a span of 100 meters there is the a13 bridge across the mardyke and three others relating to the m25 this article only just about procedes the previous one about thurrock being the number one hotspot for air crap air quality outside of london and its because of these roads how can you put the twrm picturesque and engaldns hottest air pollution hot spot together it beggers belief d_2da_ougle
  • Score: -4

12:37am Wed 14 May 14

d_2da_ougle says...

who writes this crap the spot i know well you cant fool me gazette int he span of a 200 meter section the a13 bridge crosses the mardyke along with 3 complete other bridges 4 bridges in total it stinks of **** and you call it picturesque, and this article has only just procded the other article stating that thurrock is the top spot int he uk outside of london because of these very same roads that cause it with the crossing beg my pardon but how does picturesque and air pollution even mix it together
who writes this crap the spot i know well you cant fool me gazette int he span of a 200 meter section the a13 bridge crosses the mardyke along with 3 complete other bridges 4 bridges in total it stinks of **** and you call it picturesque, and this article has only just procded the other article stating that thurrock is the top spot int he uk outside of london because of these very same roads that cause it with the crossing beg my pardon but how does picturesque and air pollution even mix it together d_2da_ougle
  • Score: -7

12:38am Wed 14 May 14

d_2da_ougle says...

who writes this crap the spot i know well you cant fool me gazette int he span of a 200 meter section the a13 bridge crosses the mardyke along with 3 complete other bridges 4 bridges in total it stinks of **** and you call it picturesque, and this article has only just procded the other article stating that thurrock is the top spot int he uk outside of london because of these very same roads that cause it with the crossing beg my pardon but how does picturesque and air pollution even mix it together
who writes this crap the spot i know well you cant fool me gazette int he span of a 200 meter section the a13 bridge crosses the mardyke along with 3 complete other bridges 4 bridges in total it stinks of **** and you call it picturesque, and this article has only just procded the other article stating that thurrock is the top spot int he uk outside of london because of these very same roads that cause it with the crossing beg my pardon but how does picturesque and air pollution even mix it together d_2da_ougle
  • Score: -5

10:15am Wed 14 May 14

OckendonPaul says...

Had somebody downed a few beers last night by any chance....? :)
Had somebody downed a few beers last night by any chance....? :) OckendonPaul
  • Score: 14

10:33am Wed 14 May 14

PoorFleet says...

I'm trying to think, which part of the community has fly-tipping at the heart of their cultural identity?

Hmmm...
I'm trying to think, which part of the community has fly-tipping at the heart of their cultural identity? Hmmm... PoorFleet
  • Score: 19

2:07pm Wed 14 May 14

Thurrockbob says...

You surely don't mean our beloved so called 'travelling' community do you?
You surely don't mean our beloved so called 'travelling' community do you? Thurrockbob
  • Score: 13

12:22am Thu 15 May 14

d_2da_ougle says...

no computer problems caused that
no computer problems caused that d_2da_ougle
  • Score: -2

10:03pm Fri 16 May 14

clou81 says...

It is actually quite a nice route to walk.....and although there is no love lost between myself and some of the local traveller community, I'm afraid this one cant be laid at there door? We're talking tipper-loads of waste here, the same as has been happening all across Thurrock and beyond, this is highly organised illegal waste disposal and our local travellers haven't got the brain-cells to organise something on such a scale!!!! As for the ENVIRONMENT AGENCY..... they are useless, it will stay there for many months, years even if it's left to them to clear....the 1000+ tonnes of commercial and domestic waste opposite the circus tavern in Purfleet (disguised as bales of haylage) haven't been removed yet even though the EA have been aware of them for well over a year and the bales are also now tumbling into the mardyke causing untold pollution!!!!!!!
It is actually quite a nice route to walk.....and although there is no love lost between myself and some of the local traveller community, I'm afraid this one cant be laid at there door? We're talking tipper-loads of waste here, the same as has been happening all across Thurrock and beyond, this is highly organised illegal waste disposal and our local travellers haven't got the brain-cells to organise something on such a scale!!!! As for the ENVIRONMENT AGENCY..... they are useless, it will stay there for many months, years even if it's left to them to clear....the 1000+ tonnes of commercial and domestic waste opposite the circus tavern in Purfleet (disguised as bales of haylage) haven't been removed yet even though the EA have been aware of them for well over a year and the bales are also now tumbling into the mardyke causing untold pollution!!!!!!! clou81
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