FrontlineSMS hub for the Save Dale Farm campaign
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FrontlineSMS hub for the Save Dale Farm campaign

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We need someone to run a FrontlineSMS hub - light on actual work, high on social impact and a chance to get to grips with the technology! Ping @laurawhudson for details.

We need someone to run a FrontlineSMS hub - light on actual work, high on social impact and a chance to get to grips with the technology! Ping @laurawhudson for details.

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    FrontlineSMS hub for the Save Dale Farm campaign FrontlineSMS hub for the Save Dale Farm campaign Presentation Transcript

    • Dale Farm Gypsy & Traveller evictions
      • Legal observer activation and organising by SMS
    • Background
      • Dale Farm is the largest Gypsy and Traveller site in the UK
      • Threatened with eviction after 8 years by Basildon Council
      • Brutal anti-gypsy bailiffs Constant & Co breached human rights and health and safety legislation during evictions at Hovefields in September
    • More resources
      • Save Dale Farm website
      • Follow @savedalefarm
      • Guardian article: 'We won't just get up and leave'
    • Recruiting observers People text ‘OBSERVER’ to FrontlineSMS to sign up Text ‘INFO’ for auto-reply with basic information ! Text ‘ALERTS’ to sign up for alert when evictions begin
    • Eviction alerts Observers Dale Farm ! SMS SMS Observers attend
    • Reports Observers on site SMS Reports can be collated, sorted, backed up remotely
    • Legal advice Observers text ‘ADVICE’ and their question Legal advisors reply directly SMS SMS Auto-forwards to designated email address ‘ You’re legal - stay put!’
    • Security
      • SMS accounts on web-based services have been mysteriously shut down
      • with FrontlineSMS you can swap in a new SIM card in a couple of minutes and blast out a new message to let observers and residents know the new number
      • The FrontlineSMS hub can be anywhere in the UK - under the bed, back of a car...
    • Next steps
      • The observer list exists, the organisations is already working
      • We just need someone to administer the FrontlineSMS hub. Any takers?