Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Travellers' "unauthorised encampment" at Newham on edge of Truro

From the West Briton
More than 50 Travellers have set up camp on the outskirts of Truro. Police confirmed there are now between 20-30 vans and cars on a public highway at the far end of Newham. Cornwall Council said there was an "unauthorised encampment" at the site. Both Cornwall Council and the police will now monitor the situation before any action is taken.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Site Provision in Cornwall - consultations

Cornwall Council are beginning a consultation with Gypsies and Travellers about new site provision. They propose to allow more sites for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople across Cornwall over the next 8 years. Currently they are proposing;

 • 146 residential pitches
 •  50 transit pitches
 • 7 pitches for Showpeople

Some will be provided by the council, they have £1.24 million already secured to do this, and others will come for Gypsies and Travellers developing their own land. The council aims to offer help on how to get planning permission for pitches - since 2006 they have granted planning permission for nearly 100 pitches.

TravellerSpace are arranging a series of meetings for Gypsies and Travellers to hear what the council have to say and to put forward your own views. The fist of these meetings is on Thursday 24th January, 1.30pm at The Park Children's Centre, Park Terrace, Falmouth TR11 2DJ.

 Travel expenses available.