Monthly Archives: September 2011

Another day in court for Dale Farm residents

– Hearing to be continued over the next few days – Current injunction extended to Tuesday Today was another intense day in court for Dale Farm residents. Upon entering the courts, one of the residents expressed how stressful the process … Continue reading

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Briefing: Dale Farm to appear in the High Court

29 September 2011 High Court hearing 10:30 am, the Strand, courtroom 4, before Mr. Justice Ouseley Today, the High Court will be considering whether three Judicial Reviews which challenge the legality of Basildon Council’s eviction plans have merit and should … Continue reading

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Dale Farm supporters apply for heritage status for iconic tower

Dale Farm supporters have applied to English Heritage to gain official Heritage Protection status for the iconic scaffolding tower and gateway. The tower forms a key part of the defences against the bailiffs and has become an emblem of the … Continue reading

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First arrests for Dale Farm support campaign at Council protest

Update on pro-Dale Farm protest at Basildon Council The two supporters of the Dale Farm community who scaled Basildon Council building to unfurl a banner calling on Tony Ball to resign have been arrested. They stayed out of reach of … Continue reading

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Protesters scale Council building to call on Tony Ball to resign

Photos of protest Today, supporters and residents from Dale Farm staged a protest at Basildon Council buildings calling on Tony Ball to resign. Two protesters, who had scaled the front of the building in order to display a banner reading … Continue reading

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Get ready for Thursday

Today (Monday) in court, the Judge ruled that the resident’s case had merit: http://t.co/l2syLMe1 and there is agreement that Basildon Council will no longer be able to engage in the full site clearance they’d intended.  The eviction of Dale Farm … Continue reading

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Dale Farm eviction now untenable

Pre-court indications suggest that Basildon Council is set to concede multiple plots which lack sufficient grounds for enforcement. With a hotch potch of spared plots remaining developed it is clear that Dale Farm cannot be returned to greenbelt. Numerous structures … Continue reading

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Update: We may need you to come down Monday night if the injunction is lifted – please be ready.

Sorry about the delay in getting this update together — it’s been a furiously busy 24 hours, and an amazing week at Dale Farm and in the court! On Friday in court, barristers for Dale Farm residents backed up by … Continue reading

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Buy Dale Farm a pint – Emergency funding appeal

Dale Farm urgently needs your fiver! It’s amazing what what community defiance, barricades and solidarity can achieve – the struggle to let Dale Farm live is alive and kicking! But it urgently needs yours help – there’s a desperate need … Continue reading

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Dale Farm Solidarity statement on Basildon’s botching of the eviction

Basildon Council must take this time to fulfil its responsibility to find and approve a legal and culturally suitable site for the Dale Farm community. Dale Farm residents and supporters urge Basildon to take up the offer made by the … Continue reading

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