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Tons of trouble over soil at Telford park 'a misunderstanding’

By Mat Growcott | Telford | News | Published:

The mystery of 30 tonnes of soil dumped at a Telford park has been solved almost as quickly as it began, with the contractor responsible cleared of all wrongdoing.

Lineal was leaving the soil for the equestrian centre at Granville Park

Telford & Wrekin Council tweeted a picture of a lorry leaving the soil at Granville Park, near Muxton, on Tuesday afternoon.

Within 24 hours contractor Lineal came forward – and proved that not only had they had got every right to leave the soil, they'd been asked to.

They were leaving it at a nearby equestrian centre on the understanding that it would be moved.

The centre has now been given a week to clear the soil.

Chris Kowalik, of Telford & Wrekin Council, said: “After the council received a report of a fly-tip at Granville Country Park, our environmental enforcement officers visited the equestrian centre to make some enquiries.

"No-one spoken to at the centre knew anything about a delivery of soil which led to the council appealing to the public for information. As a result of the appeal, our officers have spoken to the contractor Lineal who explained they had an order to deliver more than 30 tonnes of soil to the equestrian centre.

"All their paperwork, including a signature for the delivery was in order. The equestrian centre has been given one week to clear the soil.

"This mystery, which was down to a misunderstanding, was quickly solved and it shows how swiftly our officers act when they receive such information.

"We always encourage people to report to us anything they see and act in good faith on the information received.”

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist - @MGrowcott_Star

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