Three residents of a Herefordshire travellers’ camp are to be evicted for persistent fly-tipping.

Herefordshire Council, which owns the Open Fields traveller site at Linton industrial estate east of Bromyard, said it had begun proceedings to evict the three unnamed travellers following their conviction for waste offences at the site.

This was in breach of their “pitch agreement” with the council, which required them not to not dump rubbish “on the pitch, on the site or on the service road leading to the site”.


“The residents have been warned repeatedly that they will face eviction proceedings if they do not cease these fly tipping activities, which constitute a breach of their pitch agreements,” the council’s decision notice explained.

A rural, refurbished ten-pitch camp, Open Fields is one of six such sites in the county listed on Herefordshire Council’s website.