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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Report Online

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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

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

12 hours ago

Gate Hertfordshire uk

Dear all
This is a letter we are hoping to have published in the guardian newspaper in the run up to 75th Anniversary of the Roma Genocide.
Can as many individuals as possible sign please. You don’t have to give your full name if you don’t want to, you can put your initials and say if your Gypsy Roma or Traveller.

Let’s get as many signatures as possible to show we stand in solidarity!! #StrongerTogether Leave your signature in comments. Thank you in advance.

On August 2 Roma, Sinti, Gypsies and Travellers from all over Europe will commemorate and remember the execution of 3,000 people at Auschwitz-Birkenhau in one day in 1944 , 75 years ago . The date was adopted as European Roma Holocaust Day by the EU parliament and designated in 2017 .

Over 300,000 European Roma and Sinti were killed during the second world war. Today Roma form Europe’s largest minority. ( European policies include Gypsies, Travellers and other groups in the terms anti-gypsyism and Roma)
As UK Gypsy, Roma, Traveller community members, we believe this anniversary is a time not only for reflection but to highlight the rise of fascism throughout Europe. Today, fascists with openly anti-gypsy policies and rhetoric are being elected to government. In Italy, Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has initiated a census of Roma with plans for mass eviction. France has been illegally deporting Roma to Romania. The Czech and Slovak Governments are practising segregation and denial of rights by introducing discriminatory regulations. In the UK, Roma are constantly verbally abused and mistreated and Gypsies and Travellers are denigrated, with some media heaping blame on us every week. .The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has noted that the "most heinous forms of anti-gypsyism, hate-motivated crime and harassment, continue to hamper Roma inclusion".
Such anti-gypsyism is on the rise on the UK with reported verbal and physical threats increasing. National and local politicians from all parties regularly fall into the use of appalling tropes and casual racism. In a parliamentary debate, one MP suggested forcibly removing the assets of Gypsies and Travellers even though those assets are our homes . Another MP referred to us as a plague and a few years ago an MP released an antisocial behaviour booklet which included a chapter specifically on Gypsies and Travellers. Imagine if you replaced this with a whole chapter on the apparent behaviour of another ethnicity. .
On this most significant week for our communities we would ask both politicians and the general public to acknowledge the levels of discrimination and abuse we face, the serious impact this has on our families, particularly children and to join us in seeking a just society for all ethnicities in the country
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