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Gypsies and Travellers

Gypsies and Travellers

Recognised as a distinct race in law, most, although not all, Gypsies live a travelling lifestyle. As a race they were persecuted by the Nazis and sent in huge numbers to concentration camps during the Second World War.

Gypsies first came to England in the 16th Century and large numbers of Romany Gypsies have lived in Worcestershire for many generations as may be witnessed in local churchyards.

 Learn more about the Gypsy History

 Show all the local Gypsy sites on a map

 Find out more details on your local Residential Site

 Learn more about the Gypsy Service Provision Team

 Learn about the risks of Unauthorised Encampments

The Policy Towards Travellers is a joint policy, agreed by Worcestershire County Council, the six District Councils and West Mercia Police Authority to determine how encampments set up within Worcestershire are responded to.

 Frequently asked Questions

  • What should i do if i see someone fly tipping either at an unauthorised encampment or elsewhere?
  • Who is responsible for any fly tipping remaining following an unauthorised encampment?
  • Are there any residential Gypsy sites in Worcestershire, and if so where are they?
  • Gypsies / Travellers have moved onto a piece of land near me, what do I do?
  • You can view more Questions on the Frequently asked questions page.

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This page was last reviewed 13 January 2014 at 13:28.
The page is next due for review 12 July 2015.