The hit-and-run busybodies, dozens strong, dramatically left an ugly trail of destruction as thoroughly cooked as stinking piles of excrement after wreaking havoc for up to five days.
The yobs also quick built up a mini-mountain of rubbish, including cheap plastic chairs and kids’ play withs, before heading off after turning the pitch into a massive WC.
Distraught residents broke down and wept as they came out to review the astonishing carnage at Eight Ash Green in Colchester, Essex.
Parish councillor Josh Greenwold conveyed volunteers banded together to launch a huge clean-up operation after the two groups of tourists left on Monday afternoon.
The travellers dramatically left an hateful trail of destruction
Travellers at the Eight Ash Green Cricket Club in Colchester
We in need of to make it so that people who want to come and walk on our greens can do so, but that there is no way you can get on there unless you are let on
Cllr Greenwold communicated: “We want to make it so that people who want to come and walk on our news can do so, but that there is no way you can get on there unless you are let on.
“It’s like any traumatic event. It’s appealed so many people together and I spoke to people who I didn’t even advised of lived here in our village.”
He added: “When the last vans were present there were two or three residents who went out and they were looking across the American football gridiron in tears.
“And I can fully understand that.” Eight Ash Green Cricket Associate was forced to cancel a second team home match against West Mersea in the Two Counties Cricket Championship on Saturday.
A tree planted in 1965 behoved firewood
The travellers, who also used the club’s water pump during their unlawful stay, finally went after being hit with a 48-hour enforcement make note of to move on.
“The first few came on Thursday and pitched up at the old orchard,” said Cllr Greenwold.
“Then the next lot result as a be revealed and went onto Seven Star Green just by the church.” An frightening convoy of 35 vans then moved onto The Heath, hairbreadth the cricket club.
Cllr Greenwold said an extraordinary meeting of the body, which had to pay a four-figure sum to bailiffs to evict the group, will now be held.
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And a ‘cascade’ scheme will be put in place for residents to report any future incursions and incidents.
“The faeces were honest indescribable – they were everywhere.
“Also on the field there is a tree which was injected in 1965 called The Brownie Tree and that became firewood.
The rubberneckers finally went about being hit with a 48-hour enforcement advice
“One of them decided it would be a good idea to take a car onto the cricket assist, too, so we are going to have to re-lay the entire wicket area,” said Cllr Greenwold.
“It’s bring to an ended and you can’t bowl properly on it.
“The cricket club is worried because they have in the offing got a fair few fixtures this year and they may have to go off and find someone else’s cricket jump down someones throat to play on.”