Rangers restore trashed car park in 24 hours
With incidents of fly tipping on the increase, one of the worst recorded incidents here in the Cotswold Water Park took place this week at a car park managed by the CWP Trust.
Waterhay Car Park near Ashton Keynes is an extremely popular starting point for birdwatchers, horseriders, cyclists and walkers accessing the Thames path and the many lakes in this area.
On Tuesday morning locals found the entrance to the car park blocked by the bottom half of a caravan, filled with household waste. The other part of the caravan had been towed into the car park and dumped, having completely destroyed the height barrier at the entrance. The flytippers, realising they had blocked the entrance to the car park then sawed down gate posts to make their escape. Wiltshire police have been informed.
Thankfully, within twenty four hours, the Cotswold Water Park ranger team, assisted by local farmers Richard Rummings, Nick and Chris Freeth along with local mechanic Matt Freeth had totally cleared the site, fixed the entrance and height barriers, and reopened the car park.