London Gypsy Traveller Unit - North and East London boroughs

London Gypsy and Traveller Unit

"Seeking to support, empower and represent Gypsies and Travellers on all levels"

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Current Campaigns

Strengthening the voice of London’s Gypsies and Travellers to gain recognition, inclusion and equality through community led campaigns

Kill the Housing Bill demonstration
13th March 2016

Our We STILL count campaign started in October 2014 in response to the Government’s proposed changes to the definition of Gypsies and Travellers in planning policy to only include those who can prove they are travelling for work thus excluding the majority. Through the use of a short film, Facebook page and post card campaign we mobilised community members to have their say in the government’s consultation. Phase 2 of the campaign focused on the detrimental changes in the Housing and Planning Bill. We joined a wider coalition of campaigning groups as active members of the ‘Kill the Housing Bill’ campaign.

We Still Count postcard campaign

For information on LGTU’s submissions on the government’s consultation on changes to the planning policy for Traveller sites click here. Submission of evidence to the Public Bill Committee on the Housing and Planning Bill click here.

London Gypsy & Traveller Forum meeting -
manifesto for London Mayor launch

Our current campaigns, with information about how to get involved and what actions we are taking, are accessed through our Facebook pages - WeStillCount and London Gypsy and Traveller Unit - or our Twitter account @LondonGypsyTrav.

Please contact Clemmie James to find out more about our campaigns.

Alternatively, browse our website pages for information on past campaigning issues.