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UK, 19.3.2007 14:46, (Ustiben Report/ROMEA) As the Siege of Dale Farm goes into its fifth year, that’s the question all the people in this Travellers’ community in rural Essex are asking themselves. A total of one and a half million euro has already been spent by Basildon council on its ethnic-cleaning policy.  full story

PCSO needed to work with travellers

EU, 9.3.2007 12:16, (ERIO) AN ?18,500 police community support officer is to be appointed by Cambs Police to liaise with the county's estimated 6,000 gypsies and travellers. The new post, which is being trialled for six months, is described in recruitment advertising as an "innovative thematic role".  full story

Lord calls for more land for gypsies

UK, 9.3.2007 12:14, (ERIO) A senior Liberal Democrat peer has called on councils to perform their duty in identifying land for gypsy and traveller sites. Lord Avebury said that hysterical opposition from settled communities has led many councils to drop their site proposals. But the Department for Communities and Local Government circular 1/2006 obliges local authorities to grant temporary permission in areas where new sites are expected to become available. He said: More sites will reduce the inconvenience caused by travellers unauthorized developments and encampments.  full story

Princess Anne to launch new gypsy website

Edinburgh, 9.3.2007 11:36, (Edinburgh Evening News) YOUNG gypsies and travellers will be chatting to the Princess Royal in Edinburgh today as they launch a new website aimed at tackling discrimination. Princess Anne, president of Save the Children, was set to unveil the "Time Travellers" website at Dynamic Earth this afternoon. The charity has been working with the youngsters on the project for the past 18 months, after receiving a ?23,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  full story

High Court fight to evict Gypsies

UK, 2.3.2007 10:11, (BBC) Gypsy families who set up an illegal camp on land in North Curry near Taunton have lost their latest battle to be allowed to stay.  full story

Gypsies and travellers have worse health than other vulnerable groups

UK, 2.3.2007 10:10, (MaxHealth) The health of Gypsies and Travellers is significantly worse than that of other vulnerable groups, reveals research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.  full story

Gypsy families lose court battle over Olympics eviction

London, 1.3.2007 14:38, ( Gypsy families who are being evicted to make way for the 2012 Olympics today lost a High Court battle for the right to be re-located to an alternative site of their choice. The families of Irish and Romany descent face losing homes in east London they have occupied for almost 40 years to make way for the ?3.3bn Olympic Park.  full story

Plan to meet pitch demand

UK, 26.2.2007 17:54, (Cambs Time) FENLAND has the highest number of gypsy and traveller caravan pitches in the whole of Cambridgeshire, but 180 more will still be needed in the next five years.  full story


UK, 26.2.2007 17:50, (Ustiben Report) Rejection by the UK Government of final appeals from residents at Dale Farm has set the scene for a showdown in this five-year siege of Britain's biggest Travellers' community.  full story

250 attend gypsy meeting - Rother will decide

Bexhill, 8.2.2007 17:43, (Bexhill Today) Around 250 people flocked to the meeting at West St Leonards Community Centre but 100 had to be turned away as the hall was full to the gills.The event was chaired by Brett McLean, chairman of the LibDems for St Leonards.It was called after many people felt aggrieved for not being invited to the two recent meetings hosted by consultancy firm TK Associates.  full story

Gypsy site is given funding

Sheffield, UK, 8.2.2007 17:37, (Sheffield Today News) A SHEFFIELD gypsy site has been given ?190,000 of Government cash to improve communal facilities.Sheffield Council was awarded the money by the Department for Communities and Local Government, to be spent at the Redmires Lane site, Lodge Moor.  full story

Almost a third of new housing developments are so poorly designed they should never....

UK, 8.2.2007 17:35, (Inside Housing) Almost a third of new housing developments are so poorly designed they should never have been given planning permission, the government’s design watchdog has claimed. The audit of almost 300 developments in England by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment classed the quality of design of 29 per cent of schemes as poor and 53 per cent as average.  full story

Million pounds for South Somerset gypsies

Somerset District, UK, 8.2.2007 11:00, (Roma virtual network) SOUTH Somerset District Council has been awarded nearly ?1-million from the Department for Communities and Local Government towards works at the gypsy site at Ilton.  full story

Investment for gipsy and traveller sites

East Sussex , 7.2.2007 13:41, (Levest today) East Sussex County Council has been awarded over ?1.2m for the existing Gypsy and Traveller transit site at Southerham near Lewes.The central government funding has been warmly welcomed by the county council.  full story

New funding for authorised Gypsy and traveller sites

England, 6.2.2007 17:43, (Property People) Three local authorities in the East of England have been awarded a total of ?95,000 to help them improve living conditions on authorised Gypsy and traveller sites in the region.  full story

Gypsy children being bullied

UK, 4.2.2007 10:23, (TES) Gypsy children have alleged shocking incidents of racist bullying in Welsh schools in a survey for charity Save The Children. Face-to-face interviews were held with young pupils from the minority group about their experiences in mainstream education.  full story

Saturday - expect a huge gypsy protest

Hasting, 1.2.2007 15:12, (Hastings Today) Detailed plans for the Gypsies & Travellers consultation session to take place this Saturday have just been announced. Because of the huge interest in the meetings that have already taken place on the subject, the Council is asking people to stagger their arrival at the Town Hall.  full story

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