There is a significant national shortage of places for nomadic Gypsies and Travellers to legally and safely stop. However, through the Policing Bill, the Government is planning to bring in new laws which mean people who live on roadside camps could face time in prison, a £2500 fine or their home being taken from them. … Read more

Anthropologist Freya Hope is developing an online exhibition that explores the lives and culture of New Travellers and how the Policing Bill (now Act) will impact these individuals and communities. By visiting mobile New Travellers across the UK over six months, Freya will capture their lives on the road through interviews, film and photography. The … Read more

Despite a landmark Court of Appeal judgment called LB Bromley v Persons Unknown in January 2020 and a significant judgment of the Court of Appeal in a protest case called Canada Goose v Persons Unknown in March 2020 which criticised the use of wide injunctions which target Gypsy and Traveller encampments and which target protestors, … Read more

In order to understand how people living on Gypsy and Traveller stopping points in Wales were supported during the COVID-19 pandemic, Romani Cultural & Arts Company were funded to contact all Welsh local authorities and the Welsh Government with a Freedom of Information request. In addition, Romani Cultural & Arts Company were commissioned to carry … Read more