"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 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 [...]
Around 20 caravans from the disputed site in Basildon, Essex have pitched up at Stockwood Park in Bedfordshire and it is thought more could be on their way. The Travellers, who are facing eviction from Dale Farm, have warned that they have nowhere else to go.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) today said it would continue to offer ‘land and investment’ to resettle Dale Farm residents – but that it could only find a solution with the help of Basildon Council.On the day that hundreds of Traveller families were due to be evicted from the Crays Lane site, the HCA [...]
"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 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 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 [...]