So many times the Council gets criticised for being slow to respond to issues affecting residents. Not so!
Last week Tuesday saw travellers encamp on a community field in Chafford Hundred, much to the dismay and concern by residents.
I, along with residents reported this straight away and I was quite pleased with the prompt action they took.
The police visited the location the night they settled in and the very next day Essex Countywide Traveller Unit visited. A day later the order to vacate the site was issued and by Friday they were gone.
Brilliant collaboration between the Council, the Police and ECTU. A job well done.
Cllr Tunde Ojetola.
South Chafford Ward Councillor.