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Published: Sep 23 , 2011
Author: Alan Smith
Basildon Council in Essex has today sent notices to each of the 51 illegally occupied plots at the travellers' site at Dale Farm in Essex, following the injunction until Friday preventing bailiffs entering the site to clear the unauthorised plots. The council said the eviction could take place on Friday if their intended legal challenge to the injunction succeeds. Many of the traveller residents who had left the site are on their way back. Buoyed by the events of the last 24 hours, it seems that the precedent set by the extremely high profile legal kicking the council has taken may have caused a seismic shift in the power balance. Only time will tell...