Welcome To Gate

we are a community led organisation who seek to educate both Travelling Communities and the Wider Population to live side by side in a diverse society

  • Integration with the local community
  • Understanding between GRT and local community
  • Develop skills of GRT individuals

Volunteer

Being a charitable organisation, we welcome volunteers to get envolved helping our community come together

Hate Crime

We work with victims of hate crime within Gypsy and Traveller communities, supporting victims and encouraging reporting of hate crime incidents

About Gate Herts

We are a membership organisation for Gypsy and Traveller community across Hertfordshire

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Call our Hate Crime team if you have been a victim of abuse or racism

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Text our Hate Crime team if you have been a victim of abuse or racism

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Call our Hate Crime team if you have been a victim of abuse or racism

Report Online

Report Online to our Hate Crime team if you have been a victim of abuse or racism

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Herts Floristry Workshop

Sherrie Smith, a successful Romany Gypsy businesswoman and florist, is sharing her skills at the first ever Romany Gypsy-lead floristry workshop in Hertfordshire.   The

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Latest News

Herts Floristry Workshop

Sherrie Smith, a successful Romany Gypsy businesswoman and florist, is sharing her skills at the first ever Romany Gypsy-lead floristry workshop in Hertfordshire.   The

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Latest News

Review Of Powers

Housing Minister Dominic Raab announced that there will be a review of powers to tackle unauthorised encampments /developments.

Housing Act 1996

This Act defined a person as homeless if they have accommodation but cannot secure entry to it

Homelessness Act 2002

By July of 2003, all local authorities were required to develop housing strategies that reviewed and predicted levels of homelessness within the authority’s area.

Planning Policy For Traveller Sites

the planning system discriminates against Gypsies and Travellers with 99% of applications refused, as opposed to 10% of applications from the settled community.

The deadline for responses is 15 June 2018

Consultation Document

The consultation document has an unfortunate negative tone.

enforcement powers regarding both unauthorised encampments and developments are already sufficient and don’t need to be made any stronger.

It is essential that as many as possible of those who support Gypsies and Travellers respond to this including Gypsies and Travellers themselves.

Press Release

Government review of the law and powers to deal with unauthorised caravan sites and developments has been announced by the Housing Minister.

Support

Please support us to protect and maintain their cultural and traditional way of life. The Gypsy Traveller Demonstration took place on Saturday 21st May 2016 

The Demonstration was a March with the community, placards, horses, banners and a petition! The petition was to support the UK’s Romany Gypsy and Traveller people, in bringing down a new law which seeks to meddle with who they are and deny their children a home. 

Facebook News

Our friend Martin Mongan irish Traveller from Donegal an inspiration ...... 2018
I would like to say that from leaving school at the age of 13 with no education, deprived of my education by the teachers that thought me, with no hopes of ever getting a job. I went back into education a few years ago trough volunteering and working part time. over the years ive done a range of different fetac level 5 certificates. last year I completed a level 7 certificate in maynooth university and got a second class honours, never in life did i think I would go to a university especially Maynooth, after completing Maynooth I decided with the help of work to go onto do a diploma in the National university of ireland galway // nuig. I've been doing the diploma now for nearly six months and will be finished in June, it's been hard at times over the years but I stuck with it, I'm glad to say that I started full time this week and so happy that I stuck with the path I went down because it payed in the end. I would also like to say to the people reading this you can succeed to don't listen to the people that you think are your friends telling you not to do it calling you names, if they were really your friends they would encourage you to do it, we all have the opportunities to help ourselves in life but if you go to your local Traveller project our your local youth club like I did, there is people there willing and that want to help you. Tomorrow could be your opportunity to have a great job and a better life.
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