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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 [...]

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 [...]