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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Children of the Road

By | 2011-05-27T13:09:00+00:00 May 27th, 2011|Uncategorised|

Dale Farm seen through the eyes of the children and young people who live there."As the future of the Travellers' camp is placed under threat, this programme follows these youngsters as they live on the margin of society, sharing their hopes and aspirations for the future as they face a period of change."Available on iplayer [...]

Travellers Got Talent

By | 2011-05-24T14:41:00+00:00 May 24th, 2011|Uncategorised|

The Sun has apparently forgotten that a few years ago they were calling for people to "stamp on the camps" and is now publicizing  Travellers Got Talent. Travellers Got Talent is a national talent contest for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, which will be featured in a new eight part TV series this summer, A Gypsy [...]

New Sites For Travellers Will Be Created In Brighton

By | 2011-05-14T13:12:00+00:00 May 14th, 2011|Uncategorised|

"New sites for Gypsies and Travellers will be created in Brighton and Hove under plans by the Green council. The newly elected council has vowed to identify land to meet the needs of the travelling community and increase provision in the city. It comes after Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas supported a motion in Parliament [...]

A Big Or Divided Society?

By | 2011-05-12T15:49:00+00:00 May 12th, 2011|Uncategorised|

Final Recommendations and Report of the Panel Review into the Impact of the Coalition Government Policy on Gypsies and TravellersThe Report was launched at a reception in the Jubilee Room of the House of Commons on the 11th May 2011 at a reception hosted by Lord Avebury and Andy Slaughter MP. Lord Avebury says:“In the [...]

Government Consulting on Scrapping the Equalities Act 2010

By | 2011-05-09T20:37:00+00:00 May 9th, 2011|Uncategorised|

As part of their Red Tape Challenge the government are consulting on the possibility of scrapping the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act 2010 consolidated and simplified the various Acts and Regulations which form the basis of anti-discrimination law in the UK. Although it is very unlikely that the Act will actually be scrapped, the fact [...]

Marley Head (Plymouth) Travellers Vow to Stay

By | 2011-05-06T21:38:00+00:00 May 6th, 2011|Uncategorised|

“Where are we supposed to go? The government are meant to give us specific sites, but they haven't.“We have children enrolled in schools around here, and there is a lady in remission from cancer on the site. Now is not the time to move on. We will have to see what the planning agency says [...]

Traveller children’s education slips down list of council priorities

By | 2011-05-04T15:05:00+00:00 May 4th, 2011|Uncategorised|

Campaigners express concern over public service cuts and measures in the Localism Bill that are likely to have a detrimental effect on the educational opportunities of Gypsy and Traveller children.  'Cliff Codona, chair of the National Travellers Action Group, warned that Gypsy and Traveller families across the country are in "desperate situations". "The Traveller education [...]