DALE FARM ACCESS – OPERATIONAL NOTE FOR MEDIA

21st September, 2011

Press Release from Basildon Borough Council
Number: 2720
Date: 21 September 2011
For Immediate Release

OPERATIONAL NOTE TO MEDIA RE CAR PARKING ON OAK LANE AND DALE FARM

Council appeals to media for cooperation on Oak Lane and Oak Road-Dale Farm
during forthcoming operation to clear Dale Farm

In light of some practical health and safety issues that arose on Monday 19
September Basildon Council is asking all members of the media for their
cooperation in a number of important areas if the operation to Clear Dale
Farm resumes.

Parking

Due to congestion on both Oak Lane and Oak Road – Dale Farm, members of the
media are asked not to park their vehicles on these roads from now until
further notice.

Alternative parking arrangements will be provided at the council’s
operational base which is accessed from Oak Road. Many of you will already
be aware of this site.

In order to access these parking facilities you must provide photo
identification and valid media accreditation such as an NUJ pass and / or
your media company identification.

We would also ask you to contact the council’s press office 24 hours before
you wish to access the site to provide details of your vehicle. Please
email: pressoffice@basildon.gov.uk or call 01268 294765.

Failure to comply with these requests may mean that you are refused access
to our parking facilities.

Presence on Oak Lane – Dale Farm

On this narrow laneway leading up to the entrance to Dale Farm we would ask
the media to take particular care not to do anything to obstruct the
progress of the council, our contractors or the police in carrying out what
may at times be a difficult job.

There may be times during the operation when for your own safety and the
safety of others we will ask you to move away from certain areas. When
this happens we would ask you to cooperate by complying promptly with any
requests made by the council, our contractors or the police.

Council and media working together

The council has made every effort during this operation so far to work with
the you and facilitate media coverage of the operation. We fully intend to
continue doing this but ask that you cooperate with the above important
requests which are for the health and safety of everybody present.

 

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