SOMETIMES you win and sometimes you lose. As we have said before. All across the borough, there is an “Erin Brokovich”, fighting for the rights of residents or fighting for a particular cause.
Shell Brand and the rest of the horse owners went to court to fight for the right for their horses to stay on the land and/or find more time to obtain a home. With no money and no legal aid (that’s another subject) they now are in the hands of the Bailiffs.
The cause, up on the land in South Ockendon was not just about the horses but also key issues to do with the redevelopment of the area and the key question is: What exactly is under the land?
Shell Brand should be proud of herself. She has learned a lot and gained much respect.
Oh and in case you don’t know who Erin Brokovich is: She was portrayed by Julia Roberts in a the movie. She was just an ordinary woman who started asking that question: “What exactly is under that land?”