Gypsies And Travellers

Find out what help and support there is for Gypsies and Travellers in Northamptonshire.

CONTROVERSY over using a former school as a home for gypsies and travellers has reignited this week. Tomorrow (Oct 5), Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock is set to agree to consult on using the former Watergate School in Church.

The term Gypsy, Roma and Traveller is a collective term used to describe a wide variety of cultural and ethnic groups. There are many ways in which ethnicity may be established: these include language, nomadic way of life, and crucially, self- identification. Defining a person as a Gypsy, Roma or Traveller is a matter of.

urope’s 12 million Romany citizens possess no state and little territory, but are buried under a mountain of misunderstanding. With no land to call our own, Gypsy territory is always highly prized, if often bitterly contested. So.

Gypsies and Travellers Who are the Gypsies and Travellers of Britain? Romany Gypsies are the largest minority ethnic group among the Travelling communities in.

Feb 12, 2015  · Marc Willers QC explores the recent High Court judgment in which it was found that the conduct of Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and.

Advice drop-in St Mellons Hub every Tuesday between 10am-12pm Shirenewton on the 1st Wednesday each month between 10am-12pm.

Jul 12, 2017. The Gypsy and Traveller community is obliged to have respect for a system which both marginalises and excludes them.

Gypsies and Travellers Who are the Gypsies and Travellers of Britain? Romany Gypsies are the largest minority ethnic group among the Travelling communities in.

Hook Road Arena is one of the sites earmarked by Epsom Council for a new permanent gypsy and traveller camp, it has emerged. Epsom Council is to publish a draft consultation paper on potential sites for new gypsy and traveller.

New efforts to map Gypsies and Travellers are an attempt to break ‘the last prejudice we allow in this country’

COLCHESTER needs to double the number of traveller and gypsy pitches in the borough, according to a new report. Planning experts from local authorities in Essex have assessed demand for the next 20 years. Colchester currently.

A BIT of bad weather was not going to deter thousands of gypsies and travellers as they started to arrive at Appleby Horse Fair today. Hundreds of caravans, horse-drawn carts and wagons descended on the small town of Appleby,

Dressmaker Thelma Madine is the fairy godmother of Gypsy and Traveller wedding dresses. A self-made businesswoman, Thelma has created some of the most elaborate and spectacular outfits ever, as seen in Big Fat.

A family of gypsies have launched an attack on a council-sponsored scheme to spend £1m on their caravan site – because they do not want more travellers in the area.

Irish Travellers (Irish: an lucht siúil – meaning ‘the walking people’) are a traditionally itinerant ethnic group who maintain a set of traditions.

According to official figures dating from July 2017 the number of caravans on unauthorised encampments on land not owned by Travellers was 1,524, a rise of 17% on the.

Earlier this year, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published a review Is England Fairer, which highlighted the issues faced by four of the country's most disadvantaged groups: Gypsies, Travellers and Roma, homeless people, people with learning disabilities, and migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

New efforts to map Gypsies and Travellers are an attempt to break ‘the last prejudice we allow in this country’

Wigan Council recognises and accepts the rights of gypsies and travellers, together with all ethnic groups who have a particular culture, language or values. We must manage all unauthorised encampments on council land with consideration, recognising the need to balance the rights of the campers with the rights of the.

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The ex-MP dubbed the ‘Gypsy King’ is submitting plans for a proposed travellers’ site on greenbelt land in Wilmslow.

The true origin of Roma (Gypsies), according to cultural and historic evidences. Comparison with indo-European cultures

The health status of Gypsies and Travellers is much poorer than that of the general population, even when controlling for confounding factors such as variable socio-economic status and/or ethnicity. Gypsy and Traveller health receives scant attention in policy documents on health inequalities, and meaning that problems of.

Gypsies, Roma and Travellers have a long established history as part of our community in County Durham. We have a duty to encourage race equality, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations.

A COMMUNITY in the region is the latest to get to grips with a Government directive to provide more gypsy and traveller sites. Chris Webber found out more. COMMUNITY leaders have expressed concern at the possibility of up to six new.

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Local landowners are still being urged to suggest sites for potential gypsy and traveller pitches in Sevenoaks as the closing date approaches. Sevenoaks District Council is continuing to welcome suggesestion as they are still working.

A COMMUNITY in the region is the latest to get to grips with a Government directive to provide more gypsy and traveller sites. Chris Webber found out more. COMMUNITY leaders have expressed concern at the possibility of up to six new.

Friends, Families and Travellers s. Gypsies' and Travellers' experience of using urgent care services within NHS Brighton and Hove boundaries. April 2008 – August 2009. Professor Valerie Hall. Marya Sadouni. Avril Fuller.

Everyone has rights. This includes Gypsies and Travellers and also people who own land occupied by unauthorised encampments and those who live close to one. Gypsies and Travellers are protected from discrimination by the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Human Rights Act 1998, along with all ethnic groups with a.

Apr 11, 2012  · On 25 March 2012 the government issued its new planning policy on the provision of caravan sites for Gypsies and Travellers: Planning policy for traveller.

Information about how we work to coordinate improved services for Gypsies and Travellers, including authorised pitches and sites.

The Romani (also spelled Romany; / ˈ r oʊ m ə n i /, / ˈ r ɒ-/), or Roma, are a traditionally itinerant ethnic group, living mostly in Europe and the Americas.

Jun 29, 2016. Section 124 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 removes the duty on local authorities under the Housing Act 2004 to assess the accommodation needs of Gypsies and travellers in their area as a distinct category. Instead, it specifies that local housing authorities should consider the needs of people.

COUNCIL chiefs are to begin looking for ten suitable sites for Gypsies and Travellers to set up pitches in Wirral. The local authority’s ruling cabinet approved the move on Thursday after a Merseyside-wide assessment found there was.

According to official figures dating from July 2017 the number of caravans on unauthorised encampments on land not owned by Travellers was 1,524, a rise of 17% on the.

39% of Gypsies and Travellers have a long-term illness compared with 29% of age and sex matched comparators, even after controlling for socio-economic status and other marginalised groups. ○. Travellers are 3 times more likely to have chronic cough or bronchitis, even after smoking is taken into account. ○.

Gypsies and Travellers – Unauthorised Encampments. Unauthorised encampments on council land are dealt with by the Essex Countywide Traveller Unit (ECTU). You can report an unauthorised encampment to them here. The Essex Countywide Traveller Unit (ECTU) follows government guidance, which involves:.

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Jan 2, 2018. Frequently asked questions about unauthorised encampments by gypsies/ travellers.

Information for National Association of Gypsy and Travellers Officers and interested parties.

A charity representing the gypsy and traveller community has warned local politicians not to use the issue of where new permanent pitches should be situated as a "political football". Mike Doherty, of the Travellers Movement, together.

While a well-known part of the cultural fabric of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller lifestyle, not all Gypsies live in caravans, and most of the 300,000 Roma and.

They were the inner city youth who, fuelled by punk spirit, anarchist philosophy and a hate of Margaret Thatcher, decided to shun the trappings of the modern world.

SURREY County Council (SCC) has recommended that 118 new pitches for Gypsy and travellers’ sites should be earmarked for the county over the next 10 years. The local authority is providing feedback to the South East England.

They were the inner city youth who, fuelled by punk spirit, anarchist philosophy and a hate of Margaret Thatcher, decided to shun the trappings of the modern world.

May 1, 2016. Gypsies and Travellers. We spoke to members of several Gypsy and. Travellers' groups who told us about their experiences, and described the following barriers to good end of life care. Lack of cultural understanding. Most of the people we spoke with had experiences of being treated poorly when visiting.

The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 defines Gypsies and Travellers as: a) Persons of a nomadic habit of life, whatever their race or origin, including: (i) Persons who, on grounds only of their own or their family's or dependant's educational or health needs or old age, have ceased to travel temporarily or permanently, and (ii).

COLCHESTER needs to double the number of traveller and gypsy pitches in the borough, according to a new report. Planning experts from local authorities in Essex have assessed demand for the next 20 years. Colchester currently.

While a well-known part of the cultural fabric of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller lifestyle, not all Gypsies live in caravans, and most of the 300,000 Roma and.

HAVE your say on proposed gypsy and traveller sites in Dorset. Consultation on gypsy and traveller sites in Dorset will begin on September 15. The proposed sites include the redundant army camp in Chickerell, the Former guard.

Jul 24, 2017. A new campaign sets out to end discrimination against Gypsy and Traveller communities, the 'last respectable form of racism'. A poster and social media campaign aims to dissolve the stigma faced by members of the Gypsy and Traveller communities. 'We are all so many things' was devised by the charity.

A CHARITY has handed over £10,000 to help gypsies and travellers access NHS services. One Voice 4 Travellers will use the cash to help people living at three legal sites in Gerrards Cross and Iver. A university lecturer set to support.

The true origin of Roma (Gypsies), according to cultural and historic evidences. Comparison with indo-European cultures

The Gypsy and Traveller community are one of the largest minority groups in St Helens. In St Helens there are a number of authorised Gypsy and Traveller sites across the borough, both council owned and privately owned. We have a responsibility to meet the housing needs of the whole community. To ensure that we meet.