AN illegal traveller encampment left behind masses of waste after setting up camp on playing fields last weekend.

Coun Jake Lodge worked with council officers to resolve the situation, in Worsbrough, and was disgusted at the amount of litter left behind.

“I have been working hard with council officers to resolve this and did so by Tuesday evening,” said the Worsbrough councillor.

“Myself and a local volunteer cleared over 20 bags of rubbish and food waste from the field.”