Traveller & gypsy sites

Way of life and discrimination

The Gypsy/Traveller way of life may mean that they travel the country staying in different locations for various periods of time in order to earn a living. This has been their way of life for many generations. 

Gypsies and Travellers have rights, as have the owners of the land where unauthorised camping takes place.

Gypsies and Travellers are protected from discrimination by the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Human Rights Act 1998, together with all ethnic groups who have a particular culture, language or values.