Monthly Archives: September 2010

Planning a camp to support Irish Travellers facing eviction – Meeting Tuesday 7pm at LARC

There will be a meeting Tuesday 28 September, 7pm, LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 1ES, to organise to support Dale Farm residents through the eviction. This could involve setting up a camp at Dale Farm once eviction becomes … Continue reading

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Dale Farm – video

A very moving short film about Dale Farm

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Rally in support of John and Mary Flynn

Thursday 16th September at 11:00 am Southend County Court Tylers House Tylers Avenue Southend on Sea Essex SS1 2AW Traveller Test Case at Southend County Court In poor health and anxious to stay with their extended family, grandparents Mary and … Continue reading

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Report from Grattan from the frontlines of the eviction of Traveler families at Hovefields, Essex

Everybody is feeling very bruised after the Hovefields eviction and the two instant police evictions under s61 of the Criminal Justice Act 1994 around Gardiners Lane, which were done in jackboot fashion without the least mercy. No attempt was made … Continue reading

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Update: desperate situation of evicted Travelers

Hi Jacob, Yesterday was another waking nighmare and your kindest offer to stand with us is double welcome. The little children were sitting along the kerbside as Sgt Gordan stood over them giving mothers and fathers ten minutes to leave. … Continue reading

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Detailed report of ongoing eviction of Traveler familes at Hovefields, Sussex

A report from an activist who has been attempting to support Traveler families, including children, who are being made homeless in the ongoing eviction. 10.50am. The Selex Systems carpark at Gardiners Way was empty when Grattan and I arrived. A … Continue reading

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Traveler sites across Europe are facing eviction from their homes in a wave of mounting intolerance against traveler communities.

Traveler sites across Europe are facing eviction from their homes in a wave of mounting intolerance against traveler communities. On Tuesday 7th September, the eviction of seven traveler families began at the Hovefields site in Essex. At 8 in the … Continue reading

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Families forced to move to a car park after seeing their homes bulldozed

Four Traveller families who were evicted from Hovefields, Wickford, yesterday and moved into a car park at Gardiners Way, off Gardiners Lane South, Basildon, have been given until 12 noon to today (Wednesday) to leave. Meanwhile, further evictions are to … Continue reading

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Update from the ongoing evictions at Hovefields

About twenty people got to Hovefields yesterday to show support to the people being evicted. It went on all day and continues today. Kathy Rooney, aged 12 – her family have until 10 am this morning to quit their land … Continue reading

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Update on Hovefiends ongoing eviction

Bailiffs have begun bulldozing one of the plots at Hovefields, tearing down structures. There were a couple of arrests earlier this morning, and water has been cut off.

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