Sunday, 25 September 2011

Fwd: [dalefarm-solidarity] Dale Farm Bulletin 24th Sept - Update from court

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From: Dale Farm Solidarity <>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 22:14:16 +0100
Subject: [dalefarm-solidarity] Dale Farm Bulletin 24th Sept - Update from court
To: dalefarm-solidarity <>

*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 the
Gypsy Council, did a fantastic job before the Judge. It now looks like the
ground in parts of the former scrapyard cannot be dug up, so at least this
part will be saved from being turned into a rubbish dump:

At 4pm on Monday September 26, we'll receive a decision from the Judge about
the other arguments that were put forward, and we'll know if some other
plots at Dale Farm can be saved. The judge has also indicated that he is
open to a judicial review of the eviction, and we'll find out if this goes
forward. If it doesn't go forward, then the eviction could happen on
Tuesday morning, so please be ready to come down Monday night to Dale Farm.
If there is a judicial review, then the eviction will be delayed by several
more days.

We also learned a few more things: The judge said that Camp Constant and our
property cannot be removed by the Bailifs, including the two back
observation towers. However, Basildon Council keeps pressuring the judge to
give them powers to remove the front observation tower and scaffolding gate.
Tony Ball also admitted that he was continuing to pay for the rental of
heavy machinary, because their contract doesn't allow them to return it. It
is believed that the bungled operation is costing £1million/day.

We don't cost a million a day, but we do need some money. Just a fiver would
help - please respond to our emergency funding appeal. Buy Dale Farm a pint!

Solidarity action - we need you! Please spread the word: organise an event
to raise some money or keep attention, including media attention, on to what
is going on at Dale Farm. If you are running an event, please send details
to: and we will help spread the word. Also, link to
the website: , and the facebook page: and get people to
sign up to the call out:

And sign the petition calling for a motion of No Confidence in Tony Balls,
belligerent Head of Basildon Council:

We'll be sending out tweets, updating the website and facebook and sending
more bulletins on Monday as the court case continues, keep your ears to the

Media enquiries: 07040900905, 07583761462
Twitter: @letdalefarmlive
Press pack available at
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