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Piles of rubbish and rotting nappies left at illegal traveller site in Rhyl

Rubbish left on land at Marsh Tracks in Rhyl Credit: Daily Post Wales

Travellers who set up camp at a community cycle track have left volunteers facing a huge clean-up operation before it can re-open.

The last of 13 caravans were moved on from Marsh Tracks in Rhyl last night but it will be closed until next month to clean up the site.

Among the debris left behind were children's toys, a fridge freezer, furniture and human and animal waste.

Welders have had to be called in to secure the site to prevent the travellers returning.

The last of the caravans were moved on last night Credit: Daily Post Wales
Furniture left on land at Marsh Tracks in Rhyl Credit: Daily Post Wales

The land is leased from Denbighshire council by the not-for-profit organisation which runs the popular cycling facility.

A summons was served by Denbighshire County Council on the travellers occupying the site of Marsh Tracks last Friday.

The occupants were required to attend court this coming Monday; however, approximately half of the group left the site over the weekend and the remaining occupants of the site left this morning.

Officers of Denbighshire County Council are working with Marsh Tracks to find a solution and have secured the site. We are now looking to see if the council can give any assistance with the clean-up.

– A Denbighshire Council spokesman