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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Your Chance To Comment On New Planning Policies

By | 2011-07-22T22:54:00+00:00 July 22nd, 2011|Uncategorised|

Following a threatened legal challenge the Government has organised oral hearings about the proposed changes to planning for Gypsies and Travellers. It is essential that these hearing are attended by as many Gypsies and Travellers as possible to get their voices heard in the consultation process.  If you can  attend any of these events, please contact [...]

New Squatting Laws A Cover for Criminalising Gypsies and Travellers On Unauthorised Sites

By | 2011-07-13T15:11:00+00:00 July 13th, 2011|Uncategorised|

Ignore headlines about squatters, government proposals target Gypsies and Travellers"That it is this group [Gypsies and Travellers] that is the primary target of the proposed reforms would seem clear when one recalls that before the last election, the Conservatives proposed criminalisation of intentional trespass as an adjunct to the removal of the regional development plans, [...]

Dale Farm Eviction Notices Served

By | 2011-07-04T18:06:00+00:00 July 4th, 2011|Uncategorised|

Dale Farm residents have been given until midnight on 31st August to leave  their homes before the bulldozers move in.Eviction notice From Dale Farm's blog:"These eviction notices have been issued despite the fact that Dale Farm residents have consistently offered to leave their land willingly and peaceably, if given viable alternative plots to move on to, [...]

Legal Aid Bill

By | 2011-07-02T16:03:00+00:00 July 2nd, 2011|Uncategorised|

Combined with the proposed changes to planning law and policy, the Legal Aid Bill will be calamitous for Gypsies and Travellers who wish to access legal advice and assistance to challenge evictions and to be advised and represented on High Court planning matters.Chris Johnson of the Travellers Advice Team, Community Law Partnership has written to [...]