Travellers urged to stop protests
TRAVELLERS at the UK’s largest illegal site in Essex have been urged to clear barricades and stop non-residents from protesting, in line with a court order.
Basildon Council have given a plot by plot breakdown of how they plan to clear Dale Farm as required by a court injunction.
Council leader Tony Ball said: “We have complied with the judge’s order and provided the schedule as requested.
“The injunction also places obligations on the travellers to discourage any further protest from non-Dale Farm residents and to dismantle the barricades and any obstructions preventing access onto the site.”
Residents have until Thursday to raise any issues with the council. On Monday they won a late court injunction preventing the clearance of 51 unauthorised plots until Friday.
Residents and their supporters are expected to open the heavily barricaded main gate to the site today, to allow in a school bus to pick up children.