Monthly Archives: March 2011

UPDATED: What you can do to help support Dale Farm

Basildon Council has now voted to spend £8 million (+ potentially £10m in policing costs) to evict Dale Farm. They have not served the 28 days notice of eviction, but they can now do so at any time. Originally they … Continue reading

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Informal media strategy and training session, Monday 28th, Aldgate East

We will be running an informal training session for people interested in helping with Dale Farm communications work on the 28th March 2011 from 6.30pm – 8.45pm near Aldgate East. We will be giving a briefing on the status of … Continue reading

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DALE FARM: LEGAL CHALLENGE TO £13m EVICTION OPERATION

By Grattan Puxon Even before Basildon Tory councillors, in the face of Labour and Liberal Party opposition, voted last night [14 March] to evict Dale Farm’s homeless, a legal challenge to the £13m operation had been set in motion. During … Continue reading

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Press Advisory ahead of Dale Farm Vote

Today, March 14, at 6:45 pm, residents from Dale Farm will issue a statement outside the Basildon Council meeting (Towngate Theatre, St. Martin’s Square, Basildon SS14 1DL).   There they will be joined by supporters who will also participate in … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Basildon District Councillors ahead of tomorrow’s vote

DALE FARM: A CLEAR CHOICE Councillors have a clear choice: to go ahead with an eviction operation costing £8m in direct council expenditure – and up to £10m in policing – or to suspend direct action and allow alternative accommodation … Continue reading

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PRIME MINISTER SPEAKS ON EVE OF HUGE EVICTION PLAN VOTE

UK PRIME MINISTER David Cameron says he believes that to ensure what he calls genuine fairness for all communities, half of Dale Farm, the largest Traveller community in Britain, must be crushed out of existence. Cameron’s reasoning was disclosed in … Continue reading

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My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding to be Bulldozed?

Eviction cost already skyrocketing as groups announce human rights shield Dale Farm, Europe’s largest Traveller community, and one featured in the TV series ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’, faces imminent eviction: Traveller representatives have been told that 28 days notice … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Important dates as evictions loom

Basildon District Council is likely to serve 28 days notice of eviction following a meeting on March 14. In response, those supporting the Dale Farm residents have set some key activities and dates. 1) Dale Farm meeting in London, 1 … Continue reading

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Gypsy Council Holocaust Memorial Service, Waterloo, London, 3pm 8th April 2011

The Gypsy Council is organising a Holocaust Memorial service event in London on the Friday 8th April.2011. The service will commence at 15.00 (Friday) and will take place at St John’s Church Waterloo, London. The memorial will be conducted by … Continue reading

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