Do you need professional advice?

Do you need quality, professional advice? Although the drop-in advice sessions at STAG have now stopped, Blackfriars Advice Centre is still providing a service for Travellers in the area and STAG are More »

Driving Theory Test

Passing your driving theory can be tough. If you are a Southwark resident, there is free driving theory test practice available. All you need is to have a library number. Follow the More »

Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month

Should all schools celebrate GRTHM in June? Yes, all schools should. No, but schools which have Traveller, Gypsy and Roma students should. No, no schools should. If you would like to find More »

Applying for Schools in Southwark

For the most accurate up-to-date information on applying to school in Southwark it is best to use Southwark Council’s website or call 0207 525 5337. All school applications have to be done More »

CSCS Cards

What is a CSCS Card? The CSCS Card is used by the construction industry to make sure that all workers have enough Health and Safety knowledge to work on a construction site. More »

Make Money From Your Creative Skills!

Do you make greetings cards, jewellery, prints, badges, headband, soft furnishings or anything else? Would you like to sell it in a shop? Spark is a ‘pop-up’ shop about to open in More »

Monthly Archives: April 2014

Overcrowding on Peckham Sites Makes the Local News

Spring Tide Close Residents

The Peckham Peculiar has reported on the effect overcrowding on sites in SE15 is having on Travellers. Nuala Calvi, of the new Peckham paper, met the residents at Spring Tide close who spoke about the need for more space on Traveller sites for growing families. To read the article, click on the links below or pick up your free copy of the Peckham Peculiar in SE15.

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STAG’s Chair Meets the Queen at Buckingham Palace

STAG's Chair, Christina McDonagh, meets the Queen at Buckingham Palace 25.03.2014

STAG’s chair, Christina McDonagh (pictured with the Queen), and Community Development Worker, Ann-Marie O’Brien, were invited to Buckingham Palace last week (25th March) for a reception held in recognition of the contribution made by Irish community to the United Kingdom.

Many Irish Travellers fought in both the First and Second World Wars for Great Britain and have made other contributions through for example working in the railway, agriculture and construction industries. Despite negative media coverage, Travellers continue to make a positive contribution to the UK in a variety of different fields and industries.

Both Christina and Ann-Marie felt hugely honoured to be invited to the palace and found the Queen very welcoming. Ann-Marie was impressed by Princess Anne’s knowledge of and interest in the Traveller community. Other guests included One Direction’s Niall Horan, former world-champion boxer Barry McGuigan, X-Factor’s Louis Walsh and the Tenor Priests.

This month Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins will be making a state visit to Britain following the Queen’s historic visit to Ireland in 2011, which was the first time a British monarch has visited the Republic of Ireland.

To read more about the reception, click here for a BBC news article .