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 »

Tag Archives: accommodation

Living on a site or living in a house?

Would you prefer to live on a site or in a house or flat?

Traveller Site Provision

In January 2012 the Government announced that it would create 600 new pitches for Travellers and Gypsies by the year 2015. A total of £47 million will be spent. These might seem like big numbers, but that’s 600 pitches NOT sites. And that’s over a period of 3 years. Looking at the details reveals that there will only be 10 new pitches in London.

The London Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment of 2008 revealed that between 2007-2012 a minimum of 130 new pitches were needed in London (maximum 554). In this period, there were only 3 new sites built in London, all in Hackney in 2008,and this was only to replace those that were removed for the Olympics. The same report said that between 2012-2017, a minimum of 96 pitches would be needed (maximum 154).

So we are asking you:

Is the Government’s pledge of 10 new pitches in London by 2015 going to provide enough housing for Travellers?