Dale Farm is a traveller site in Crays Hill, Essex which is home to over 1,000 people.
It was established in the 1970s when Basildon District Council gave planning permission to 40 families.
Now the same council is threatening a violent eviction of the site. Activists from Dale Farm have been to the High Court to try and prevent the eviction, but in January 2009 the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court's decision to quash the eviction. On 10th December, Basildon Council is meeting to tender the multi-million eviction contract, most likely to the notorious Constant & Co. There will be a protest outside the meeting.
Please come to our infonight at LARC (62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, E1 1ES) at 7pm on Thursday 3rd December 2009 to learn more about Dale Farm and how you can help to stop the eviction.