Apologies to those who have have been waiting for an update on the situation; we have been responding constantly to restrictions and legal threats from the authorities.
Although three people – Simon, Dan and Anita – were sent to prison for being unable to pay a fine dished out to them for peacefully blocking lorries issued under section 14 of the Public Order Act, they have now been named as defendants in the case brought by the ODA.
Despite not being arrested, local resident Rowena is now also a named defendant on the ODA injunction case against any individuals attempting to block lorries originally brought against ‘persons unknown’.
The camp has been served with another eviction notice, this time from Waltham Forest Council, who are also threatening legal action.
Meanwhile, Save Leyton Marsh Group are banned from using council properties such as the local library for ‘legal reasons’. Destruction of the marsh goes on a pace, with tonnes of materials being taken into the site and gravel and concrete being laid on the marsh.
The Lea Valley Regional Authority who offered the land to the ODA are meeting in two days to discuss ‘extending the ice rink’.
We may have been threatened by the ODA’s lawyers with libel too – but all this is true!