On Thursday 20th October, Dale Farm residents and supporters jointly walked off the site to begin the next stage of the battle against eviction which has been waged across courts, barricades and protests. The decision to leave together was made in order to show the unity of the residents and supporters after two months of supporter presence at Dale Farm through Camp Constant.
There is now an urgent callout for legal monitoring- please get in touch to help.
Midday Monday 17th October, 2011: The High Court has ruled against a Judicial Review. An appeal against this ruling is being sought, and we expect to know today whether or not this will be heard. If it is not, an eviction could begin tomorrow morning. We are asking people to be ready to travel up here ASAP if the appeal is denied.
We need to maintain a constant presence at Dale Farm in preparation for the eviction. Please sign up for text alerts, at: https://smsalerts.tachanka.org/dalefarm/. Your long term presence is encouraged.
Dale Farm is about 30-40 minutes from London by Train, you can find directions and maps on the website here: http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/contact/. From Wickford Station (30 minutes journey from London), its a 15 minute cycle/45 minute walk from the station. To arrange a lift email: call the site phone: 07583621312
As the eviction date gets closer it may become more difficult to get on site. Here’s an aerial view dale farm with more information.
If you can’t make it you can support in another way, we are in desperate need of funds. Please donate- http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/donate/!
Activists are supporting the Travellers in defending their homes and community. There’s many different ways of getting involved – we need medics, legal observers, site defenders, cooks, etc.. More people are needed on all fronts.
Please sign up for txt alerts (https://smsalerts.tachanka.org/dalefarm/) in case urgent information needs to get relayed or follow us on twitter (@letdalefarmlive) for updates. You can send information to the legal hotline 07928669515
**Getting to the site**
Dale Farm is about 30-40 minutes from London by train, you can find directions here. (http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/contact/) From Wickford Station (30 minutes journey from London), it’s a 15 minute cycle/45 minute walk from the station. To arrange a lift call the site phone: 07583621312
Please see map (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26043573/DALE%20FARM%20MAP.png) for more info on access to the site. As of Thursday 13th October, there are no restrictions on entering Dale Farm.
Things to bring:
-sleeping bag and roll mat
-cameras for taking photo evidence
Things not to bring:
-Things you would not like the police to take off you
A vegan kitchen is running. We will be asking for donations to cover our costs, but it may be an early target of the Bailiffs, so please bring extra food.
Sleeping space is available in caravans and residents’ homes but we encourage you to bring a tent, and you are welcome to sleep over anytime. Please bring a sleeping bag if you can, and a roll mat is highly recommended especially since most of the tent space is on hard ground.
Write on your arm before you get here:
Dale Farm Legal Hotline: 07928 669 515
Birds Solicitors: 07966 234 994
Hodge Jones and Allen Solicitors: 07659 111 192
Camp Constant site phone: 07583621312
The welcome pack is available here http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/get-involved/. The welcome packs contain information on Dale Farm and the political context of the current eviction, Camp Constant and what to bring, Traveller history, and legal advice for activists.
People coming organised as affinity groups are very welcome.
Please promote our facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/124229427082/) through social networking sites, and call up friends and groups to get a minibus down to Dale Farm.
See you here!