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Moving on: Bristol's Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

'Why we must challenge media narratives of Travellers'

A Cable member recently cancelled their membership because we write about inequalities faced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers instead of where the latest unauthorised encampment is. Here’s why we do that.

Sites set up during coronavirus offer hope for new understanding between Bristol’s vehicle-dwelling communities and the council

Van dwellers resist eviction on Glenfrome Road

housing Bristol

'I’m an Irish Traveller. The government is attacking us at every angle'

The Home Office plans to criminalise trespass, a move campaigners say threatens Travellers' way of life.

General Election 2019

Campaigners target Kingswood in boater voter registration

Reports

Bristol’s new van policy. What is it, and how will it affect you?

Government ‘comprehensively failed’ Gypsies and Travellers, report finds

They have the worst outcomes out of all the ethnicities in the UK.

Tory MP wants to get rid of sites and move Travellers into houses

Charities say the bill, if passed, would lead to the forced assimilation of Gypsies and Travellers.

Road to nowhere: Bristol's hidden housing crisis

Faced with a unique housing crisis and deep-seated prejudice, where are Bristol’s Gypsy and Traveller population supposed to go?

Opinion: We need our stoves

For someone living in a boat or van during the winter, having a stove can be a matter of life and death, argues boater Mike Doherty.

Council rejects Tory motion on unauthorised Traveller encampments

Councillor for Stoke Bishop, John Goulandris calls Bristol a ‘soft touch’ on Travellers and wants the council to expand enforcement powers.

Council launch van living and rough sleeping policy consultations

BCC announces consultations for its new van and rough sleeping encampments the day after completing Greenbank evictions.

Reactions to council’s new proposals on van dwellers

The draft plans, which outline greater enforcement powers, receives mixed reactions.

EXCLUSIVE: Council policy on van living outlines greater enforcement powers

Bristol is to become one of the first places in the country to have a stretegy for vehicle dwellers, but some fear it could simply end up displacing people. 

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