Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Local council knock down chanty town
Vanessa Redgrave threw her support behind the residents of Britain's largest travellers' site yesterday - sparking calls for the left-wing actress to welcome the campers onto her own property if she was concerned by their plight. Miss Redgrave, a Unicef goodwill ambassador, said clearing the Dale Farm site in Essex breached United Nation's children's rights and said she was "appalled that such an eviction can be upheld by our government." Around 240 Irish travellers who have illegally built on the six-acre plot near Crays Hill face being moved out whilst the local council remove anything that does not have planning permission.