Statement from Cllr Peter McDonald with regards to the Beacon Hill:

“Local residents were appalled, shocked and saddened at the state in which Beacon Hill has been left following this weekend. After reports of gangs of youths camping over the weekend.

Once again the beauty of the Lickey Hills is being spoiled by gangs of youths who are now regularly camping out on the Beacon. They are leaving a terrible mess which does not just consist of litter but a great number of gas canisters and evidence of drug taking

I have asked the police to take whatever action is need to reprehend these gangs and restore the beauty of the area and make it safe for families to have picnics and people strolling the area in general.

Action needs to be taken now before large crowds of young people start to use the area as a place for raves.”