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Monthly Archives: February 2012

New Telephone Advice Line For Gypsies and Travellers

By | 2012-02-28T23:52:00+00:00 February 28th, 2012|Uncategorised|

Community Legal Advice have decided not to renew the Telephone Advice Line for Gypsies and Travellers which is run by Community Law Partnership. The Community Law Partnership were part of the original pilot project for advice lines in April 2002 and have had the longest running national telephone helpline. Community Legal Advice claim that their [...]

New site for evicted Irish Travellers – Truro

By | 2012-02-23T13:37:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the BBC:SEVEN caravans have moved onto a Cornwall Council car park after a Gypsy family were forced off a site just 1km away.The unauthorised encampment has been set up on the Moresk car park off Oak Way, Truro.Last week a Gypsy family [Irish Travellers not Gypsies], who had set up camp on land at [...]

Hopes for new Traveller sites – West Briton

By | 2012-02-16T14:58:00+00:00 February 16th, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the West BritonCORNWALL COUNCIL is monitoring a Travellers' camp near an engine house on the Great Flat Lode at Camborne.The group, believed to be six people with five small caravans and a converted vehicle, arrived in June last year.The council is currently considering the accommodation and welfare needs of the group."This group, along with [...]

Daily Mail and St Merryn Locals Get It Wrong

By | 2012-02-16T14:39:00+00:00 February 16th, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the Cornish Guardian:RUMOURS that a man known as the King of the Gypsies had submitted a planning application to extend a St Merryn caravan site have been scotched after it emerged there had been a case of mistaken identity.Concern was raised in the village after residents noticed that the name on the planning application [...]

Gypsy family can live at park permanently – St Columb

By | 2012-02-11T02:13:00+00:00 February 11th, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the Cornish Guardian:A GYPSY family has been given permission to set up home permanently on land near St Columb, despite opposition from the town council.Tina Watson has been living at Mandalay Park, near Roserrans Farm, on a temporary basis since 2002.But now the family, which includes Mrs Watson's two sons, daughter and six grandchildren, [...]

Green light for Travellers’ plans for development – St Stephen

By | 2012-02-11T01:50:00+00:00 February 11th, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the Cornish Guardian:A FAMILY of Travellers from St Stephen say they are "absolutely thrilled" after being granted planning permission to build permanent structures, despite parish council objection.Councillors unanimously passed the application at a Central Sub-Area Planning Committee meeting at County Hall in Truro on Wednesday.The application proposed the building of two dayrooms including the [...]

Porrajmos: the Untold Story of the Gypsy Holocaust

By | 2012-02-07T17:50:00+00:00 February 7th, 2012|Uncategorised|

The Nazis killed between a quarter and a third of all Gypsies living in Europe No Gypsy people were called to give evidence at the Nuremburg Trials Most Gypsy survivors have not been compensated for the atrocities against them In 1982 Germany officially acknowledged that there had been a deliberate policy to eliminate Gypsies There [...]

Matches Needlessly Called off as Travellers Park by Truro Pitch

By | 2012-02-03T17:59:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2012|Uncategorised|

From This is Cornwall: YOUTH football matches had to be cancelled on Sunday after a family of Travellers moved on to a recently revamped pitch.Truro City Council has leased the former rugby pitch at Kenwyn from Cornwall Council and spent more than £2,000 replacing the rugby posts with Football Association standard goals and facilities for [...]