Shocking pictures show mess left behind at Wirral beauty spot by travellers


These pictures show the mess that was left at Wirral beauty spot by travellers.

The Woodland Trust has had to fork out £6,000 to fund the clear up operation at Upton Meadow. The Woodland Trust is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity.

The Woodland Trust had the task of clearing up Upton Meadow wood in an operation costing the conservation charity nearly £6,000.

The Woodland Trust protect and campaign on behalf of this country’s woods, plant trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.

More than 20 vehicles had set up an encampment on 29th June but were evicted a week later by a county order.

They then moved to The Dips in New Brighton, but a short time later moved out of Wirral after the council took action.

On the mess that was left behind at Upton Meadow, Woodland Trust’s site manager Neil Oxley said: “Sadly there was a large amount of waste dumped including rubble, bags of litter and even excrement.

“As a result we had to employ a specialist contractor to remove it.

“It’s a real shame that we have had to spend our valuable funds in this way, but we are glad to have resolved the problem as swiftly as possible to ensure everyone locally is able to enjoy the site again.

“Thankfully there appears to be no lasting damage and we will work closely with the local council to ensure this is not repeated.”