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Monthly Archives: April 2011

What If They Said Jew?

By | 2011-04-27T19:37:00+00:00 April 27th, 2011|Uncategorised|

"Racism of many kinds, including anti-Semitism, is alive and well. However, in the U.K., you generally won't find official institutions, mainstream politicians, or newspapers openly espousing blatantly racist sentiments -- unless it's racism against Gypsies, Travellers and Roma people: this is still a socially acceptable form of racism. This site allows you to look at [...]

St.Day Gypsy and Traveller Women’s Group Open Day.

By | 2011-04-27T09:36:00+00:00 April 27th, 2011|Uncategorised|

last year's open dayIn celebration of Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month, 2011, St.Day Gypsy and Traveller Women's Group are holding an open day. Come along and meet the group, watch a few films, look at displays about Gypsy and Traveller life and culture, admire the women's art work and eat the buffet lunch!Wednesday 15th June, [...]

Exeter Tory Leader Call For Decision on Gypsy Site

By | 2011-04-26T13:48:00+00:00 April 26th, 2011|Uncategorised|

"A councillor has called for an immediate decision over controversial plans for a Travellers’ site within a major housing development.  Yolonda Henson, leader of Exeter’s Conservative Group and chair of the city council’s planning committee, said it needed to end the uncertainty for people wanting to buy and sell their homes in the area. Mrs [...]

Bid To Halt Race Hate Groups On Facebook

By | 2011-04-17T15:26:00+00:00 April 17th, 2011|Uncategorised|

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition urging bosses at the social networking site Facebook to crack down on pages which incite racial hatred and violence towards the Gypsy Traveller community. "The signatures, which have been sent to Facebook, the UK and Scottish Governments, the Council of Europe and the Equalities and Human Rights [...]

Arson Attack on Leeds Travellers Centre

By | 2011-04-17T15:23:00+00:00 April 17th, 2011|Uncategorised|

Arson Attack on Leeds Travellers CentreInvestigation into an Alleged Hate-Crime on a Gypsy and Traveller Support Centre is Continuing.POLICE are investigating a suspected arson attack at the Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange centre.Alarms went off at 3.35am on Wednesday when reports of two separate fires were spotted at the Leeds GATE premises at Crown Point [...]

Consultation on New Gypsy and Traveller Planning Policy Starts Today

By | 2011-04-13T17:53:00+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Uncategorised|

The government have today announced a twelve week consultation period for the draft Planning Policy Statement for Traveller sites. This new policy will replace circular 01/06: Planning for Gypsy and Traveller caravan sites and circular 04/07: Planning for travelling showpeople. Before these policies were put in place over 90% of planning applications for Gypsy and [...]

No Justification For Forced Evictions

By | 2011-04-07T11:52:00+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Uncategorised|

Early Day Motion 1729 proposed by St.Ives MP Andrew George: "That this House considers that there is no justification for the forced eviction of Gypsies and Travellers where no alternative lawful sites are available and residents seek to live in harmony; acknowledges that evictions leave many Gypsy and Traveller families with no secure accommodation and that [...]