GYPSY CARAVANS & ENFORCMENT
We all need somewhere to live that we can afford. Previous governments have done little to balance the system and for the most part councils were given a free reign to empire build, competing against other counties for prestige - rather than catering for the ordinary man and thinking about the planet.
That explains all the heavy handed enforcement. Because, in order to preserve high prices in their areas, and plentiful backhanders too boot, one has to stop ordinary folk from trying to live economically - which, as it happens is also living ecologically.
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discourse about Gypsy and Traveller communities has a long and
well-established history. An integral element has been the unresolved
tension between the experiences of Traveller and settled communities,
and the relationship between these communities and the state. These
experiences are replicated across England and Wales, with recent media
attention focused on examples in Bournemouth, Bedfordshire,
Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and the London Borough of Newham.
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) is currently consulting on
strategies for managing unauthorised encampments, and the Department of
the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has just published
proposals for the regulation and governance of public spaces. The
implementation of the new duties on public bodies to promote community
relations and race equality under the Race Relations Amendment Act in
May 2002 will also have a bearing on the delivery of goods and services
to the Gypsy and Traveller communities.
THE MAIN ISSUES
the needs, experiences and rights of Gypsy and Traveller communities, particularly in relation to accommodation and economic activity, on the one hand, and
the responsibilities and duties of local authorities in promoting economic, environmental and social well-being, encouraging and providing for community safety and community cohesion, promoting race relations and responding to (and managing) the demands of the local electorate on the other.
Gypsies have been travelling the roads of Britain for hundreds of years, but now only one in 10 Romanies spend their lives on the move. Hannah Satterthwaite talks to John and Linda Porter about what the future holds for their community.
BY the age of nine John Porter was at work with his father, collecting scrap and doing odd jobs. He was married to his childhood sweetheart at 14, by which time the family had relocated more times than he can remember. Born in a Gypsy wagon in the tiny village of Newton in the Willows in Lincolnshire, John’s childhood is not unusual for a Romany traveller. “We had to start work young,” he said. “That was the only way to survive. We started as kids and never stopped.”
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Gypsies are thought to have arrived on English soil about 400 years ago. Researchers believe they left the Indus valley in northern India in the ninth century and travelled through Persia, reaching eastern Europe about 1,000 years ago. Their language contains Sanskrit, along with parts of the Greek, Romanian and other languages. They have historically moved around the UK, taking up seasonal work such as fruit- and flower-picking. Travellers say one of the main reasons for conflict between their community and the sedentary one is that British society does not recognise the right to a nomadic way of life.
Many non-Gypsies know little more about Gypsy culture than quaintly painted wagons and women who wear large gold-hooped earrings - although many Gypsies have neither. Although there are an estimated 42,000 Gypsy traveller children in England, they have been very much a poor relation in terms of receiving specialist support in schools and in terms of the recognition of their culture within the curriculum. As long ago as 1967, the Plowden reports acknowledged the specific needs of Gypsy traveller children, stating that: "the children's educational needs are . . . extreme and largely unmet . . . They will require special attention and carefully planned action."
HMI reports in 1996 and 1999 raised concerns about the level of attainment of Gypsy traveller pupils, particularly at secondary school level, where attendance rates are lower than at primary school. "In all schools where information was available, over 50% of the Gypsy traveller population were on the SEN [special educational needs] register, and in one school it was 80%. In half the schools, no Gypsy traveller child has yet sat for GCSE," says the 1999 HMI report, Raising the Achievement of Minority Ethnic Pupils.
Voices: The Gypsy's Horse is on Radio 4 at 11.30pm on Friday August 22. The Voices website is at www.bbc.co.uk/kent/voices/ Aiming high: raising the achievement of gypsy traveller pupils - a guide to good practice is available by emailing email@example.com or calling 0845 6022260.
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