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
"Nothing About Us Without Us"
and hopes to help all Travellers and Gypsies to have a say in the things that affect their lives.
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
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.
Government review of the law and powers to deal with unauthorised caravan sites and developments has been announced by the Housing Minister.
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.