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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Gypsies and Travellers: camp sites and trespass – Commons Library Standard Note

By | 2012-01-29T18:06:00+00:00 January 29th, 2012|Uncategorised|

New House of Commons summary of the law regarding unauthorised sites. The full report can be read here (pdf)Gypsies and Travellers: camp sites and trespass - Commons Library Standard Note • This note describes some law relating to Gypsies (Roma) and Travellers. It mainly covers issues relating to camp sites and trespass, including the Anti-Social [...]

Travellers row in village – Coverack

By | 2012-01-26T01:25:00+00:00 January 26th, 2012|Uncategorised|

The Travellers in Coverack have been working with the council for some years now to try and find a more suitable site. The claim that they do not contribute to the local community in any way is simply untrue and offensive. From the Falmouth Packet.Travellers living “for free” on a Coverack car park while locals [...]

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Bill House of Lords Committee Stage

By | 2012-01-25T22:16:00+00:00 January 25th, 2012|Uncategorised|

If brought into force the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill will have disastrous effects on the provision of advice and representation to Gypsies and Travellers on accommodation issues. The bill denies Gypsies and Travellers access to the legal advice and assistance which is available to any other group. Successive central and local [...]

Pitchforks and Flaming Torches

By | 2012-01-15T19:09:00+00:00 January 15th, 2012|Uncategorised|

Cornwall Council's successful bid to the Homes and Communities Agency Traveller Pitch Funding Programme was very welcome news and a big step forward for Cornwall's Gypsies and Travellers, however a step is all it is and there is still no guarantee that the much needed sites will actually get built. Attempts over the past two [...]

New Pitches For Cornwall and Devon

By | 2012-01-05T20:49:00+00:00 January 5th, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the BBC - More Traveller sites are to be set up in the South West.It comes after UK councils were invited to bid for their share of £60m of government funding overseen by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The aim is to assist Traveller communities with better facilities and reduce unauthorised sites. The [...]