In a report in September, the council's consultants said there were 150 new pitches needed between now and 2028.There are 29 households already on the waiting list for a space on a public pitch, with another 59 households either homeless (usually in council housing) living in another household (caravan) or in an authorised encampment.Despite persecution, Gypsies established themselves, finding niches in both town and countryside, sometimes being protected by landowners who found them useful as a supply of casual labour, for entertainment and sometimes simply by the inconsistent application of the law.Their treatment reflected majority society’s deep ambivalence about the presence of Gypsies and a nomadic way of life.A ROSS-SHIRE MSP has called for better facilities for Gypsy-Travellers in her constituency.Gail Ross, the SNP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, spoke ahead of today’s equal opportunities committee meeting in the Scottish Parliament.Typically, this may have a building, parking space and one or more caravans, with sufficient space so that caravans up to 20 metres in length can be moved around.
"I look forward to today’s committee and hope that we can hear positive improvements to the facilities provided.
They would stop for a period, pay for facilities and equipment and be able to leave easily and without hassle.
She claims the scheme was installed by Leeds Council 10 years ago, and has since saved the city £10,000 a year.
Dorset County Council has added eight sites to those being considered as potential gyspy and traveller sites.
Why are these sites being added to those under consideration?