Monthly Archives: December 2010

MP SEEKS DALE FARM TALKS AS EVICTION PLAN FALTERS

By Grattan Puxon Gypsy Council president Richard Sheridan says he is willing to meeting with Basildon council chief and a local MP provided they are not bent merely on repeating demands that Dale Farm residents abandon the land they own … Continue reading

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Take action this Christmas to let Dale Farm live

If you’re appalled by what you see, take action: email Theresa May and urge her not to green-light the £10m policing bill requested by Basildon CC, but instead (in a recession) spend far less helping Gypsies and Travellers to find … Continue reading

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QUESTIONS FOR BASILDON COUNCIL MEETING 9 December 2010

For Cllr Tony Ball From Malcolm Tully In your Report you say that the Council would prefer a peaceful resolution of the Dale Farm dispute and that every effort is being made to find alternate sites. Please can you inform … Continue reading

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DALE FARM SCAPEGOAT IN UK RIOT CRACKDOWN

Gypsies fear they could again be become scapegoats as the UK establishment prepares to crack the law-and-order whip over growing unrest and rioting around Britain. The request by police to Home Secretary Teresa May for special funding to cover the … Continue reading

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Appeal by Leticia Osorio, director of Essex Human Rights Clinic, PhD (candidate) in Law University of Essex, to Basildon District Council

On the day of your Council meeting (9 December) which we understand will include an update on plans for the Dale Farm forced eviction operation I would like to bring to your attention some relevant aspects that were not considered … Continue reading

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LABOUR PARTY OPPOSES FORCED EVICTION

The Labour Group on Basildon Council has always held the view that the amount of money required to enforce what is basically a planning issue is both excessive and unaffordable. The costs have risen beyond the 3 million initially stated … Continue reading

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Dale Farm: A Right Pickle

Due to a recent legal victory against Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, the obligation placed upon Basildon District Council to oversee the provision of at least 62 new pitches for homeless Travellers by 2011 has been temporarily restored. However, Basildon … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Basildon Council

OPEN LETTER TO BASILDON COUNCIL ON PLANS TO BULLDOZE DALE FARM Even at this late stage there is an opportunity for you to seek an alternative to what you refer to as “clearances” at Dale Farm. I am sure that … Continue reading

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