The Dale Farm Housing Association (DFHA) presents the 1st edition 2010 of the bulletin 'SAVE DALE FARM', which was designed and edited with the assistance of the Essex Human Rights Clinic. The bulletin informs about the historical context of the Gypsy and Traveller communities of Dale Farm, UK, and the planned eviction that threatens their life and culture.
Dale Farm Travellers site in Essex. (Suzanne Plunkett/REUTERS ) Local councils say they can no longer afford to provide sites for Travellers – and now the evictions are about to begin.
An International Zero Eviction Day is taking place at Dale Farm, Essex, on Saturday, 9 April in connection with the International Alliance of Inhabitants. Leading Romani activists from Germany, Spain, Holland and former Yugoslavia will join residents at the barricades against evictions ordered by Basildon District Council to 90 Traveller families
The eviction at Dale Farm is set to start on Monday 19th September at the very beginning of World Zero Evictions Days – World Habitat Days!We are calling on supporters to come and help them stop the eviction or act as human rights monitors. Some of us will be engaging in civil disobedience to prevent homes from being bulldozed.The eviction, estimated to cost 19.2 million pounds, would involve smashing chalets and mobile-homes, and physically forcing up to 90 families, including children, the elderly and infirm, to leave the district, impoverished and with nowhere legally to live.
Residents confront police as evictions begin (Dale Farm, UK, 19 10 2011)(Peter Macdiarmid-Getty Images ) At 4.45 pm today, October 20 2011, Dale Farm residents and supporters will jointly walk 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.
After the attacks of 9-11 seven years ago, the residents of Lynton Close trepidly stepped out of their site to March along the North Circular Rd in Brent (North London).
LONDON - 16 February 2009Jo Siedlecka A parish in Essex is preparing to accommodate dozens of Traveller women, children and babies in its church hall, after the local council was given permission to evict them from their camp. Families will be given just 45 minutes notice to leave, before the bailiffs arrive.