Mass Eviction of Traveller Families Begins in Essex

Tony Gosling tony at
Tue Sep 7 11:45:33 BST 2010

Press Release: Mass Eviction of Traveller Families Begins in Essex
Posted on September 7, 2010 by dalefarmsupport

The eviction of Gypsy families at Hovefields, 
Essex SS12 9JA started this morning. 
Approximately 50 bailiffs arrived this morning at 
the site to launch the next stage of the eviction 
process. Legal proceedings are currently underway 
regarding breaches of health and safety law at 
previous operation Hovefields in June. (1)

Basildon District Council is employing Constant & 
Co. bailiffs, who were recently awarded a £2 
million contract to evict Dale Farm, the largest 
traveller site in the UK, (2) only 2 miles away.

Bailiffs arrived from 8am this morning, with 
large numbers of police. They have occupied a 
plot in order to set up an operating unit, and 
are currently telling families to leave the site.

Residents from around East Anglia are supporting 
the traveller communities facing eviction, 
including the Hovefields residents, through the 
Save Dale Farm campaign:

Information and interviews at the site:
Phone: 07783 322752
Email: at

Notes to the editors

Hovefields travellers' eviction under way

9:40am Tuesday 7th September 2010

BAILIFFS have started evicting travellers from 
the illegal Hovefield site in Wickford.

Constant and Co Bailiffs, hired by Basildon 
District Council, arrived at the camp to clear 
seven unauthorised caravan pitches at 8am today.

They initially tried to take demolition vehicles 
onto an empty plot called Hampton Court, but it 
is believed caravans and vehicles were pulled on over the weekend.

There was a brief stand-off when a vehicle was 
parked in the entrance blocking access.

However at 9.20am the clearance began.

Full report and pictures in tomorrow’s Echo.

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