Friday, 31 August 2018

Gypsy and Traveller Accomodation Assessment to be carried out

West Berkshire Council are to carry out a new Gypsy and Traveller Accomodation Assessment (GTAA).

I found out today that West Berkshire Council have decided to carry out a new Gypsy and Traveller Accomodation Assessment. This is a bit of a coincidence as I had submitted a motion to the next meeting of the council calling for one!


I had done this because the council has few, if any, transit pitches for travellers. The police have powers to move travellers off unauthorised encampments if there are vacant transit pitches in the area that are managed by a council or housing association. The police and council officers had told me that there were no available transit pitches in the area, though the previous GTAA said there were some.

 

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