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
Learn more about the Gypsy Service
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
- 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.
- Gypsy Roma
Contains information, events, contact details
and more about the Gypsy Roma Travellers.
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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.