Encampments of gypsies and travellers
If you want to enquire about an encampment of gypsies and travellers, you can contact us.
Together with all ethnic groups with a particular culture, language, or values gypsies and travellers are an ethnic minority whose rights are protected from discrimination by the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Human Rights Act 1998.
We are a signatory to the Joint Policy Towards Unauthorised Encampments of Gypsies and Travellers in Worcestershire, which sets out how we deal with unauthorised encampments. This agreement between the Worcestershire local authorities and West Mercia Police ensures clear roles between the agencies and that we take a common and consistent approach to unauthorised encampments.