Camp Constant - defend Dale Farm!

Camp Constant: a mass gathering of national and international supporters of the Dale Farm community will commence on the ‘Big weekend’, Saturday, 27th to Monday 29th August, which is the final weekend before Travellers have been told they must abandon their homes or face the bulldozers. Residents of Dale Farm have invited supporters down for a long weekend of skill sharing and cultural celebration. Join us for:

* Training for legal observers and human rights monitors
* Practical eviction resistance workshops and eviction simulations
* Acoustic music on Saturday night
* Media training
* Traveller history & celebration

Demo against the eviction of 90 traveller familes, 10/09/11

Demonstrate on Saturday Sept 10 against the £18 million eviction of 90 Traveller families from their homes at Crays Hill, Essex.

The eviction is likely to happen early in September and if it happens before September 10th, we will march to Dale Farm immediately.

Dale Farm call out for action: 28 day eviction notices served

Basildon Council have sent out eviction notices, giving Dale Farm residents 28 days to leave the site, before the start of a brutal program of forced evictions.

These eviction notices have been issued despite the fact that Dale Farm residents have offered to leave their land willingly and peaceably given viable alternative plots, which would enable them to rebuild their homes while maintaining their community, their children’s schooling and their health care.

No alternative viable housing has been offered to the families of Dale Farm. This means that in the event of an eviction up to 100 families will be made summarily homeless, including many elderly, sick, and very young residents.

The council has not adequately considered the individual health and social needs of the Dale Farm residents whom they plan to evict. This leaves the Council and Home Office liable not just to a £20 million eviction bill, but also to the legal and compensation costs resulting from the inhumane treatment of many vulnerable Dale Farm residents.

Instead of spending money on local community services, on local housing, on community education facilities, or on community race relations, the council is spending half its income pursuing a racist campaign to remove Gypsies and Travellers from Basildon.


* There will be RESISTANCE ACTIVITY weekends at Dale Farm from this weekend: Saturday, 9th July

* There will be a mass gathering of national and international supporters at Dale Farm from: Friday July 29th

* Join Camp Constant NOW by attending activity weekend events, and by committing to spend time at Camp Constant to support residents resisting eviction from Saturday 27th August when the 28 day eviction notice ends and families’ homes become vulnerable to forced eviction and bulldozing.

Dale Farm infonight, 18/05/11

Ratstar & Dale Farm Solidarity Network present


Wednesday 18th May, 7.30pm at Ratstar, 298 Camberwell Road, Camberwell Green, SE5 0DL

Demo at Basildon Council to stop eviction of Dale Farm, 14/03/11

On Monday 14th March Basildon District Council will be meeting to decide to issue 28 day eviction notice on part of Dale Farm. Unless there is a major upset they will decide to go for it immediately.

There will be a demo against the eviction at 6.30pm outside Basildon Town Hall.

For more info go to the Dale Farm solidarity website.

See press release from 14/03/11 here.

Dale Farm infonight, 19/01/11

7pm Wednesday 19th January at Unite House, 128 Theobald's Road, London WC1 8TN

Dale Farm Solidarity Meeting, 9th January, 2pm

There will be an open organising meeting at 2pm on Sunday 9th January at Freedom Bookshop Meeting Room (Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX) to plan the resistance to the threatened eviction of the Dale Farm Traveller community in Essex. We are organising human rights observation, pressuring the Home Office to refuse to hand over £10 million in public money to fund the eviction, and setting up Camp Constant, an on-site resistance and support camp at Dale Farm.