Travellers

John Baron MP raises Traveller issues with Minister

October 12, 2017
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MP welcomes Government review and will be submitting proposals This afternoon John Baron spoke in a Parliamentary debate on unauthorised encampments and has raised a number of issues with the Minister both in the debate, in conversation afterwards, and in correspondence. During the debate, John thanked constituents, Chief Inspector Sam Smith of Essex Police,...
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John Baron MP condemns flytipping near to St Nicholas Church, Laindon

April 28, 2017
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MP says perpetrators must be prosecuted John Baron MP has today condemned the dumping of household waste on greenbelt land near to the picturesque St Nicholas Church in Laindon, following the recent traveller encampment. John has made contact with Essex Police, Basildon Council and Essex County Council to urge that they do what they...
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John Baron MP raises concerns about travellers’ behaviour at Chester Hall Lane

April 11, 2016
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MP presses Essex County Council and Police Having been contacted by concerned businesses in the local area about alleged illegal activity and dangerous behaviour by the group of travellers who have been illegally camped on Chester Hall Lane, John Baron MP has raised concerns with Essex County Council and Essex Police. Local businesses have...
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John Baron MP addresses Billericay School 6th Form

February 3, 2012
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Foreign Policy, Tuition Fees and traveller issues all discussed Today John Baron MP addressed 6th Form students at the Billericay School, and took questions. Over 100 students participated. John also met with Mrs Sue Hammond, Headteacher. John said: “We had a very lively and interesting session, and discussed a wide variety of issues including...
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John Baron MP sponsors Parliamentary Motion congratulating Basildon Council, police and others over Dale Farm site clearance

November 22, 2011
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MP also thanks local residents for their support  John Baron MP has tabled an Early Day Motion for other MPs to sign congratulating Basildon Council, the bailiffs, Essex Police and others on their professionalism whilst clearing the illegal Dale Farm traveller site. The EDM also thanks local residents for their support.  John said:...
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John Baron MP visits illegal Dale Farm site

October 21, 2011
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MP pleased with progress and thanks all concerned Today John Baron MP again visited the illegal Dale Farm site to personally thank Essex Police, the bailiffs and Basildon Council officials for their professionalism in progressing with this site clearance. With police officers, he visited the site entrance where the gantry once stood and discussed...
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John Baron MP: remaining Dale Farm travellers and protestors now need to leave peacefully

October 20, 2011
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MP commends Essex Police, bailiffs and Basildon Council Following the removal of protestors from the gantry at the entrance of the illegal Dale Farm site, John Baron MP has again called on the travellers to call off the remaining protestors and thereby allow an orderly and peaceful exiting of the site. John said: “The...
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John Baron MP: Travellers should not resist site clearance following court decision

October 12, 2011
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John Baron MP: Travellers should not resist site clearance following court decision MP welcomes Dale Farm ruling  John Baron MP has welcomed today’s court decision which finally allows Basildon Borough Council to start clearing the illegal Dale Farm traveller site. But he has warned the travellers not to resist following their use of the...
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John Baron MP condemns Ed Miliband’s flip-flopping over Dale Farm site clearance

September 29, 2011
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MP challenges Labour leader over the rule of law John Baron MP has condemned Ed Miliband after the Labour leader criticised Basildon Council’s handling of the Dale Farm operation. Mr Miliband has said Basildon Council was to blame for delays in the site clearance. John said: “A little while ago he was supporting Basildon...
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John Baron MP: £200,000 Dale Farm legal aid cost highlights need to progress site clearance

September 29, 2011
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MP obtains Government figures after tabling Parliamentary questions    Today John Baron MP published recently received answers to his questions to the Department of Justice, which show that the total legal aid bill for the travellers at the illegal Dale Farm site is nearly £200,000 since 2005 – the Department does not have the figures...
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