Monday, 25 April 2011

SAY NO to the UK's largest Eviction of Travellers - Signatures

As Wickford residents we have known the Dale Farm community for 7 years, many participate in the local Catholic parish as Eucharistic ministers, contributors to parish projects in Uganda, Sth. Africa, humanitarian disaster relief appeals, London charities for the homeless/destitute and church social events. So they are members of a wider community which has become aware of the discrimination faced by Travellers and Gypsies. It is inhumane and financially reckless to spend massive amounts of public money traumatising the affected Traveller families, breaking up a functioning community which cares for its vulnerable elderly and children in a mutually cooperative way, while the option of alternative authorised sites is still under active consideration with one planning application already having been submitted to Basildon Borough Council.