New home for Dale Farm travellers?

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A LANDOWNER in Mid Suffolk has offered his land as a possible relocation site for families being evicted from Dale Farm, in Essex.

Levi Gumble has proposed his Forge Caravan Site, in Great Finborough, as a possible new home for the travellers and could now hold talks with the Dale Farm families.

Councillor Tony Ball, Leader of Basildon Council, said: “Basildon Council has been contacted by a gentleman based in Suffolk with regards to a possible alternative site.

“As agreed with the gentleman concerned, these details have been passed on to the relevant traveller representatives from Dale Farm.

“However, Basildon Council has had no further involvement in checking the validity of this alternative or in negotiating any possible terms.”

A spokeswoman for Mid Suffolk District Council said that the council was not in negotiations with travellers from the Essex site and that it was not aware of this information until press enquiries were made this week.

For more on this story and more news and pictures about life in West Suffolk and South West Norfolk see Friday’s Bury Free Press.