Where are the most Travellers in the UK?
South East region The South East region of England had both the largest number of Gypsies and Irish Travellers and the largest number per 10,000 people.
How many traveller sites are there in the UK?
There are currently just over 13,000 authorised pitches in England, based on the FOI figures. According to the Department for Communities and Local Governments last published report in January, there are almost 3,000 Gypsy and traveller caravans on unauthorised encampments.
Can I live on a traveller site?
If you are interested on living on a pitch you will need to contact the relevant local authority and complete an application form. You will need to speak with the Gypsy/Traveller Liaison Officer, many of whom are listed in our Services Directory. A local authority may also look at your local connection to the area.
Do councils have to provide sites for Travellers?
The Government requires that Local Authorities identify sites to meet the needs of the travelling communities1 as it is required to provide houses to meet the needs of the settled community. A local assessment of the accommodation needs of this group have identified a shortage of permanent sites.
Where are the most Gypsies UK?
South East region In total around 63,000 people in the UK identified themselves as members of these groups, of which 58,000 were living in England and Wales. The South East region of England had both the largest number of Gypsies and Irish Travellers and the largest number per 10,000 people.
Do Travellers have to pay to stay on council sites?
All Gypsies and Travellers living on a local authority or privately owned sites pay council tax, rent, gas, electricity, and all other charges measured in the same way as other houses. Those living on unauthorised encampments, generally speaking, do not pay council tax, but they also do not generally receive services.
Who is the richest Gypsy in the UK?
Millionaire gypsy Alfie Best says the abuse he receives from jealous trolls only serves to inspire him to greater things. Alife, Britains richest ever gypsy, was born in a caravan but now runs Wyldecrest Parks, Europes largest holiday and residential park company.