''The provision of accommodation for Gypsies will address inequalities the community can face accessing housing, education and social care."Read the full story ›
Helen Jones, a campaigner at 'Leeds Gate,' an organisation which campaigns to improve the quality of life for Gypsy and Traveller communities, told us:
"It's not against the law to lead a nomadic lifestyle and the UK Government have to facilitate those who wish to lead such lifestyles. Local authorities, too, have a duty to identify need and provide stopping and permanent sites. Yet year on year we're not being allocated land and we should not be surprised therefore if we find travellers using land that is not appropriate to do so."
It comes after a school in Birmingham was forced to partially close after travellers on the car park refused to move on.
Helen Jones of Leeds Gate previously told ITV News that Councils should provide toilets and skips when travellers occupy their land.
Leeds Gate is an organisation for Gypsy and Traveller people who say their aim is to improve the quality of life for people of such communities.
Despite rising cost, campaigners argue councils should fund toilets and provide skips when travellers occupy their land.Read the full story ›
A community group has defended unauthorised traveller camps in the West Midlands, saying they we need to include them in our communities.Read the full story ›
A summit meeting was held in Birmingham today to try and tackle the issues surrounding unauthorised traveller camps.
He says many are good people but a minority are nothing more than "roving bands of brigands" who are threatening others and committing crime.
He wants to tackle the problem of travellers taking over public spaces and trashing industrial buildings and believes more needs to be done to create official camp sites.
West Midlands PCC says some travellers in the area are "good people" but there are others who are giving them a "bad name".Read the full story ›
Ash Green School near Coventry faces a clean up operation on its sports pitches after travellers reportedly moved onto the grounds.Read the full story ›
Work to construct two controversial permanent gyspy and traveller sites in Leicester will start this summer.
Leicester City Council will provide £400,000 towards the developments at Redhill Way and Greengate Lane.
Another one and a half million pounds will come from the Housing and Communities Agency.
Both sites are due to be ready by March next year, despite residents strongly protesting against them.
The city council has previously been accused of not consulting residents properly over the plans.
Leicester City Council has approved controversial plans for two gypsy and traveller sites in the north of the city.
The decision was made at a special meeting last night for the planned sites at Red Hill Way and Greengate Lane to go ahead.
Plans to build a gypsy and traveller site on Greengate Lane in Leicester have been approved, Leicester City Council has confirmed.
The decision on another gypsy and traveller site is expected soon.
The plans are now being sent to the government for final approval.