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New pitches for Plymouth and Pensilva

By | 2012-12-23T16:00:00+00:00 December 23rd, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the Plymouth Herald WORK is to go ahead on a new permanent Gypsy and Traveller site on the edge of Efford in the Spring. Plymouth City Council has been awarded £600,000 to build 10 pitches on the permanent residential site at Military Road. Controversial Plymouth Traveller and Gypsy site gets go-ahead From the Cornish [...]

Mount Hawke Travellers’ site plan opposed

By | 2012-11-22T16:29:00+00:00 November 22nd, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the West Briton 24/01/13 PLANNERS have approved a controversial scheme for a new Traveller site in Mount Hawke. Single mother Helen Birkett was given planning permission for three pitches, composting toilets and a utility shed on her two-acre plot near Mount Hawke Skatepark. Cornwall Council's area planning committee also approved the continued use of [...]

Plymouth City Council Transit Site Consultation

By | 2012-09-25T12:52:00+00:00 September 25th, 2012|Uncategorised|

Plymouth City Council have begun a public consultation on a much needed proposed new transit site on Broadley Park Industrial Estate. Public consultation events start today (25/09) at Woolwell Community Centre from 2pm to 6.30pm and again on the 2nd October. An exhibition will also run for six weeks at the George Park and Ride [...]

Claim that Traveller was asked on to council land

By | 2012-09-06T12:23:00+00:00 September 6th, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the West BritonAN INVESTIGATION is being demanded into claims a Cornwall Council officer encouraged a Traveller to move onto council-owned land.St Agnes Parish Council is writing to chief executive Kevin Lavery over the allegation against Gypsy liaison officer, Phil Eaton, that he also urged the man to occupy private land next to a flagship [...]

Travellers’ group pitch up again at Central Park in Plymouth

By | 2012-09-04T12:34:00+00:00 September 4th, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the Plymouth HeraldTRAVELLERS have illegally pitched up at Central Park – for the second time within two months.Five caravans as well as 4x4s and several cars gained access to green space near Goals off Outland Road on Friday.Cllr Martin Leaves, who represents Peverell ward, has asked council officers to investigate whether gates to the [...]

Public consultation over planned Gypsy and Traveller site in Plymouth

By | 2012-09-04T12:22:00+00:00 September 4th, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the Plymouth HeraldA PUBLIC consultation has been launched over a proposed Gypsy and Traveller site.Fifteen transit pitches could be built on land owned by the council at Broadley Park, near Roborough, under the controversial plans.Councillor Chris Penberthy, cabinet member for co-operatives and community development, said: "I know that this is a sensitive issue but [...]

Travellers can stay on Newquay ‘death trap’ site

By | 2012-08-29T23:56:00+00:00 August 29th, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the Cornish GuardianA FAMILY of six Travellers has moved onto a "death trap" derelict hotel site in Newquay, the Cornish Guardian has learnt.The group, which includes two adults and four under-18s, set up camp at the former Cedars Hotel at the junction between Mount Wise and St George's Road last week.Police and social services [...]

St.Keverne and Coverack new sites

By | 2012-08-13T16:35:00+00:00 August 13th, 2012|Uncategorised|

Despite the Councillors' fears that St.Keverne might become a 'hub' for Travellers, the New Travellers currently living in the quarry were unaware of the Coverack site and the proposed new pitches. Their arrival is coincidence.From the West BritonParish council told of plans for official Travellers' siteMORE details have emerged of a potential official site for [...]

Looe Transit Site Proposal

By | 2012-07-13T18:18:00+00:00 July 13th, 2012|Uncategorised|

An Irish Traveller living in Looe has has put in a planning application to develop a ten pitch transit site on her land. Given the other proposed developments adjacent to this proposed site it is hard to see what objections can be made to this much needed facility. Cornish Guardian coverage: Travellers' plan draws objectionsSite [...]

Travellers’ Advice Team Newsletter Now Online

By | 2012-06-14T17:50:00+00:00 June 14th, 2012|Uncategorised|

Travellers' Advice Team's Spring 2012 newsletter is now available online with legal updates and articles on "Gypsy status", responses to new Government policies and proposals, Dale Farm and legal updates. Get it here (pdf)Travellers Advice Team have a new national telephone helpline for Gypsies & Travellers 0121 685 8677. Mondays to Fridays 9.00am - 5.00pm [...]