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Caravan used as mobile skip in Sevenoaks

In England's green and pleasant land, and particularly in our Garden of England, nobody wants to see our beautiful countryside defiled.

Perhaps that why fly-tippers in Poundsbridge Hill, Sevenoaks, when the wanted to dump a whole load of rubbish left it tidily contained within an abandoned caravan at the side of the road.

The dumped caravan
The dumped caravan

Unfortunately the look is slightly spoilt because a little further, after the road becomes Old House Lane, there is a pile of dumped asbestos - a material now known to be hazardous to health that requires special treatment to remove.

The selfish actions have annoyed Dave Webb, who passes them as he travels from his home in Fordcombe to Speldhurst.

He said: "The caravan is being used a mobile skip!"

He contacted Sevenoaks council and was told that the caravan had already been reported on January 3 by another member of the public, but when he tried to report the asbestos, he said no-one wanted to know.

"I tried reporting this to Sevenoaks Council, they told me to report it to KCC, who in turn told me to contact Tunbridge Wells Borough Council," he said.

"All of them denied it's their problem. Meanwhile the asbestos is still there."

The caravan is stuffed full with rubbish
The caravan is stuffed full with rubbish

A spokesman for Sevenoaks District Council said: "We have not received any reports of fly tipping on Old House Lane, which we believe is outside of the Sevenoaks District.

"We are making arrangements, with Kent County Council, to remove the dumped caravan from Poundhouse Lane as soon as possible.

" As it's a very large item, we are likely to need the help of a specialist contractor.

"The dumped caravan has been reported to our fly-tipping investigation team. If anyone has any information or saw it being dumped, they can tell us in confidence on 01732 227000."

Tunbridge Wells council said: "Old House Lane, Fordcombe, falls on our side of the border between Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks.

"The asbestos has already been reported and is on the list of work to be done. It will have to be collected by a third party contractor."

Asbestos beside the road
Asbestos beside the road

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