Council in bid to evict travellers

Basildon Council have voted for 'direct action' to remove travellers living on the roadside at Oak Lane, alongside Dale Farm in Essex.

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Former Dale Farm travellers face eviction

Travellers camped on a site next to Dale Farm - which was cleared last year - face further council action to have them moved on. The action will not be taken until a judicial review lodged by travellers over earlier enforcement notices is resolved.

"The way we're treated, it's like we're not human beings - we're seen as a problem that they need to get rid of.

"There are more travellers than there are sites, so where do they expect us to live? It's so hard to tell my children that we're never going to get to go home."

– Mary Flynn, a former Dale Farm resident

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