CIVIC chiefs are being urged to install a gate or CCTV cameras at a Romsey cemetery after rubbish was dumped at the site.

Plastic bags, a hula hoop and what appears to be a gas canister were among the items dumped at Woodley Cemetery.

Romsey residents Nikki Brown said she found the rubbish near the bins at the cemetery.

Now the 55-year-old is calling for action to be taken to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

Ms Brown, who works as a midwife, said she goes to the cemetery every day as her mother is buried there.

“It looks like somebody has emptied their garden shed and dumped it there. They had absolutely no compassion for the people up there,” she said.

“It is supposed to be a peaceful place of rest and not somewhere where you discard rubbish.”

Now Ms Brown is urging councillors to look into the possibility of having a gate or CCTV cameras at the site.

“There could be a sort of code key system. That would stop other cars going in or CCTV,” she said.

Following the incident at Woodley Cemetery, deputy leader of Test Valley council, Councillor Nick Adams-King, said: “Fly-tipping is a selfish and disgusting crime that affects everyone and costs the council thousands of pounds to clear up every year.

“To dump waste anywhere is a serious crime, but to do it at a cemetery is truly despicable.

“We will use every method at our disposal to find those responsible and bring them to justice. The council always looks at ways to prevent fly-tipping and in this case we are looking at various deterrents including new signage where appropriate.

“We are proud of our extremely high prosecution success rate and if we have sufficient evidence then we will see you in court.”