BASILDON Council contractors have been back to Dale Farm to carry out work there for the first time since the eviction 16 months ago.
Specialist staff were drafted in to remove asbestos sheets today which were dumped on the former illegal site for at least four months.
A council spokesman said: “It is up to the landowner to remove this, but no one took responsibility so we had to clear it. We will be unable to recover any costs because it is not clear who the landowner is.”
The asbestos was dumped at the rear gate to resident Len Gridley’s property last October.
Mr Gridley, from Oak Road, in Crays Hill, said: “It’s a joke taking this long to clear something dangerous like asbestos up.”