Mass Eviction of Traveller Families Begins in Essex
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
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: http://dalefarm.wordpress.com.
Information and interviews at the site:
Phone: 07783 322752
Email: dale.farm at btinternet.com
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 tomorrows Echo.
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