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Row over abandoned caravan

PUBLISHED: 23:00 25 January 2002 | UPDATED: 11:14 03 March 2010

DISGUSTED residents in an Ipswich road have spoken today of their anger at a caravan which has been dumped outside their homes.

The old, disused caravan was abandoned more than two months ago in Belvedere Road on the corner of Moat Farm Close.

DISGUSTED residents in an Ipswich road have spoken today of their anger at a caravan which has been dumped outside their homes.

The old, disused caravan was abandoned more than two months ago in Belvedere Road on the corner of Moat Farm Close.

It was left on a small grass verge that was cordoned off by concrete posts.

A resident who lives in Moat Farm Close, said: "I actually saw the man chipping away at the posts so that he could get the caravan on the grass.

"We've all had enough of looking at the caravan everyday and what's worse we think the owner's wife was fed up of seeing the clapped-out caravan in her garden and forced her husband to move it."

People living in both Belvedere Road and Moat Farm Close have contacted the council on several occasions and despite them having put a notice on it, no attempt so far had been made to remove the caravan.

Julie Scott, of Belevdere Road, believes the council is not doing enough to help the situation.

"I am disgusted at the response of the council.

"I reported it to them along with other residents and the caravan has been there in excess of six weeks.

"Now there is glass where the windows have been broken and a concrete post which belongs to another garage owner has also been broken.

"Basically it's an eyesore and due to its poor condition, it will inevitably become a target for vandalism," she said.

A resident of Moat Farm Close, who did not wish to be named, said: "The caravan is in a state and it's not very nice to look at.

"Before the leaves fell it was hidden slightly by the tree but now it sticks out a mile and lowers the tone of the area.

"It is extremely inconsiderate and very selfish of the owner to dump it and leave it."

Ipswich Borough Council is looking in to the situation.

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