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 »

Category Archives: Your Say

We are recruiting a youth worker…could it be you?

Southwark Travellers’ Action Group is recruiting a Youth Worker for a fixed term contract to end at the end of June 2015.

STAG’s Youth Worker will work with a group of local young people from the Gypsy and Traveller community, organising trips and activities and supporting them to overcome challenge, live fulfilling lives and inspire change in the world around them.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone enthusiastic, responsible and passionate about working with children and young people. Our Youth Worker will also be:
• Fully committed to STAG’s mission to support the Gypsy and Traveller community and to overcome prejudice;
• Independent, creative, open minded and approachable
• Confident in leading trips and taking ownership of the project.
• Committed to equality of opportunity

Good computer skills and a youth work qualification would both be an advantage, as would a current Disclosure and Barring Service check.


• Hours – three days per week to be agreed, with some evening and weekend working where required.
• Contract start date to be agreed with successful candidate, but contract end date will be 30th June 2016
• Salary – on application
• Closing date 5pm 30th October 2015

If you are interested in the role, please contact STAG’s Manager, Harriet on or 02073586818 and ask for an application pack.

Construction taster course running in July

STAG and Construction Youth Trust are offering a 6-day introductory course for local young people aged 14-30


What: Construction multi skills course in tiling, plumbing, painting and decorating, and carpentry

When: 9:45am – 4pm Tuesday 30th June – Thursday 2nd July, and Tuesday 7th – Thursday 9th July (6 days in total)

Where: Construction Youth Trust Training Centre, Bermondsey, SE16 4EE

What you will get: an introduction to a range of construction skills, a portfolio to show to future employers or colleges (including photos of your work), OCN Entry Level 3 Health and Safety: Construction


If you’re interested, get in touch with us at STAG on either 02073586836 or 02072586818

STAG event for Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month!

STAG and East Peckham Children’s Centre are holding an event for Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month. We are celebrating with a family fun day, held in Leyton Square Gardens in Peckham. There will be:

• a mobile farm
• a bouncy castle
• a children’s entertainer
• facepainting
• Irish dancing
• refreshments
• crafts for children
• stalls

All are welcome so please come and celebrate with us!

When: 27th June 2015, 12-4pm
Where: Leyton Square Gardens, Maismore Road, Peckham, SE15 6TP
Free entry!


Christopher with Shetland

STAG is recruiting!

Southwark Travellers’ Action Group is recruiting a Community Development Worker.  This is a really exciting role, working with the local Traveller community in Southwark providing one to one support and guidance.  You would also be leading on projects affecting all aspects of the lives of the local community such as health, education and employment.

The post is available for up to one year to cover the maternity leave of an established member of the staff team.  The post is offered for 28 hours per week.

The successful candidate will need a good knowledge of the local area and the Traveller community, significant previous experience of working with Travellers or be a member of that community, a positive and proactive approach, and excellent interpersonal skills.  We highly value to ability to work flexibly and creatively and to be comfortable working as part of a small team.  Good IT skills are a plus.

If this is you, we’d love to hear from you!  Please contact Harriet (STAG Manager) on or 02073586818 to discuss the role in more detail or to request an application pack.  The deadline for applications is Tuesday 9th December 2014.



Traveller Volunteer 2014

STAG welcome’s our new Volunteer Kathleen to the team, Kathleen will be with STAG for the next 6 weeks. Kathleen will be answering all our FB messages, updating our webpage, office admin and some low level case work.

Immunisation research project 2014

Immunisation research project are looking for 5-6 Travellers/ Gypsys to meet for an hour to discuss and get peoples views on immunisations.

If you are interested please inbox me to let me know, people who take part will get a £15 Asda Voucher as a Thank you gift.

Gypsy Roma Traveller Month Event Sat 7th June – What did you think?


Last Saturday we held an event in Leyton Square in partnership with PEmPeople (People Empowering People) called the Big Lunch. The weather was fantastic, with face painting; a climbing wall; a children’s entertainer; bouncy castle and even a petting zoo!
If you came along let us know what you thought? If you had a great time or if there was something we could have done better, we’d love to hear!

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 .

STAG’s Moved Again

Sojourner Truth

STAG’s new office can be found at:

Sojourner Truth Community Centre
161 Sumner Road
SE15 6JL

Call us on 020 7356 6818

STAG Has Moved Office

Sojourner Truth

STAG has moved to 161 Soujourner Truth Community Centre – 161 Sumner Road (off Commercial Way) SE15 6JL.

Click here for Map

We will update our phone number on Tuesday 11th March.