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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Gypsy and Traveller Site Grant Spent On Homes For Other People

By | 2011-09-29T00:46:00+00:00 September 29th, 2011|Uncategorised|

"Millions of pounds intended for new Gypsy and Traveller sites have been diverted to other projects, a move described as shocking by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.The Gypsy and Traveller Sites Grant, launched in 2008, had £97m available to "reduce the number of unauthorised sites" and "reduce the need for costly enforcement action". But [...]

Cornwall Council’s Bid for £1.5m for Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation

By | 2011-09-22T18:09:00+00:00 September 22nd, 2011|Uncategorised|

Cornwall Council has bid for £1.5 million to solve the problems faced by Gypsies and Travellers who have no legal place to call home or to temporarily stop in Cornwall. Currently there are around 20 unauthorised sites, with most 'tolerated' by the Council, because there is simply no where else for the Gypsies and Travellers [...]

Hatred and Hypocrisy

By | 2011-09-20T23:23:00+00:00 September 20th, 2011|Uncategorised|

 "Institutional racism was defined by the Stephen Lawrence report as "collective failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture or ethnic origin." Under this definition the forced eviction of Dale Farm travellers is the biggest single incident of institutionalised racism in Britain, defying commercial or [...]

Gypsy Site for Development in Plymouth

By | 2011-09-13T19:36:00+00:00 September 13th, 2011|Uncategorised|

Gypsy Sites For Development – PlymouthPlymouth City Council would like to hear from organisations or individuals who would be interested in acquiring a 99 year lease for land off Military Rd, Efford.The site benefits by having planning permission for 10 permanent pitches for Gypsies and Travellers.The lease will be sold by informal tender and subject [...]

Basildon Council Names The Day

By | 2011-09-05T16:10:00+00:00 September 5th, 2011|Uncategorised|

Basildon Council has confirmed the Dale Farm eviction will start on the 19th September.Dale Farm press release:The date for the £18 million eviction of Dale Farm, a former scrapyard which is now home to 90 families, has been revealed to be 19th September. The date was leaked to the local newspaper, the Basildon Echo by [...]