Nowhere left to turn

Councils can act to end the continuing erosion of nomadism in the UK

Watch our Nowhere Left to Turn video

Gypsies and Travellers have lived a nomadic way of life for centuries. But this way of life has been eroded over recent decades by a series of draconian laws.

For many years, local authorities have failed to fulfil their legal responsibilities to provide authorised family pitches on sites for Gypsies and Travellers – places where families can feel safe and get on with the business of living rather than being constantly moved on.

Now the government’s new Police Act has criminalised stopping on any public and private land. It is the last straw. Travellers who live a nomadic way of life have literally been left with nowhere to turn.

How local councils can help

Local decision makers have an important part to play in changing this story. London Gypsies and Travellers want them to take action now to deliver more sites and stopping places.

Please watch the video above. Below you can download resources providing accessible information about the situation and how councils can help.

Download information

About the problem: why Gypsies and Travellers have nowhere left to turn

About the solution: what you can do to help