DALE FARM EVICTION
We are now facing a two-million pound eviction at Dale Farm because the Court of Appeal upheld Basildon council’s decision to go ahead with a direction action operation against our homes and community centre.
So far more than 60 families have sent in homeless applications, still hoping the council will provide us with an alternate place to live in the form of a mobile-home park to which we could move.
But although they have promised to comply with their duties, the BDC have already rejected our Joint Homeless Application and many individual claims, alleging people have made themselves intentionally homeless.
BDC also claims it has no land for a caravan park and may only offer flats or houses, despite being the biggest district in Essex with 45 square miles. A few families could be offered housing. But overall it would mean the break-up of extended families and the community.
Dale Farm only wants planning permission. That’s the commonsense solution – and it would cost nothing. What we need now is the help of supporters willing to act as Human Rights Monitors to see, if possible, that the council and police act within the law.
The job of Monitors will be:
1) To assist in tracking our homeless applications (including attending interviews).
2) Attend meetings with BDC officials and police aimed at securing agreement for the strict adherence to health and safety regulations and for a church-supported evacuation plan for small children and sick persons (before heavy machinery, bailiffs and riot police enter the site).
3) Be present at the eviction to help see these agreements (if made) are upheld and to provide evidence of wrongdoing (with the possibility that an injunction could be obtained to halt the week-long eviction before it is completed.
PLEASE GIVE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS TO :
IF YOU CAN HELP.
Dale Farm location:
Latest News :