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- Gypsy, Roma, Traveller - Bristol directory (pdf, 4.0 MB)(opens new window). Lots of phone numbers and help about all kinds of things.
- Gypsy, Roma, Traveller - Bristol support team (pdf, 0.6 MB)(opens new window). This document is geared to professionals in advertising our support service.
Gypsies and Travellers contribute to society through involvement in many spheres of activity and live by the same rules as everyone else. However, there are many 'myths' about them in the media.
We have prepared a booklet (pdf, 476 KB)(opens new window) in partnership with a group of Gypsies and Travellers to provide a more accurate picture of their lives and to promote better relationships with settled people.
The Gypsy, Roma,Traveller (GRT) Inter-agency Team provide a comprehensive service to Gypsy, Roma and Travellers and the settled community. Find out about us in the inter-agency support team leaflet (pdf, 0.6 MB)(opens new window).
The Gypsy, Roma Traveller Team manage the city's two sites and is responsible for the management and monitoring of all unauthorised encampments on local authority owned land.
Please look through the resources below before contacting us - we're a very small very busy team - thanks.
In Bristol we have one permanent caravan site in Ashton Vale (12 pitches) and one transit site in Lawrence Weston (20 pitches).
- The permanent site has a mixture of English Gypsies and Irish Travellers and is owned and managed by Bristol City Council. Some residents move away for the spring and summer for work purposes but come back for the autumn and winter months. This site is for residency twelve months a year.
- The transit site is used for Gypsies and Travellers moving to and from Bristol for work purposes only. They can stay for up to three months at a time only. This site saves on costs of evictions, illegal or unauthorised encampments and is a safe place to stay while looking for work. There can be as little as one family or as many as twenty families staying at any one time.
- Permanent Residential Pitch application form - explanatory notes (msword, 70 KB)(opens new window)
- Residential Pitch Application Form (msword, 207 KB)(opens new window)
- Residential Gypsy Traveller Site health and support needs form (msword, 161 KB)(opens new window)
- Transit gypsy site application form - Kingsweston Lane (msword, 111 KB)(opens new window)
- Unauthorised encampment - request form for welfare needs and personal circumstances information (msword, 149 KB)(opens new window)
- Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment (pdf, 1.1 MB)(opens new window)
(South Gloucestershire and Bristol City councils, 2014)
- HomeChoice Bristol. Social housing applications. 0117 922 2400
- Bristol City Council planning department. 0117 352 5009
- Bristol City council tenancy relations. 0117 914 1206/7
- Planning Aid Helpline. 0870 850 9807
- Homelessness support in Bristol from St Mungos
- Information and advice on sites by the Shelter charity
- Information and advice on sites by FFT traveller organisation
- Useful application to find the schools nearest you
- Guidance for schools with GRT pupils (pdf, 392 KB)(opens new window)
- Find a childcare provider
- Family Information Service. 0845 129 7217
- NATT National Association for Teachers for Travellers. 01273 234 777
- Parent Held Education Records
- Barriers to Accessing Education (pdf, 471 KB)(opens new window)
- Support for Early Years outreach practictioners (pdf, 0.7 MB)(opens new window)
Children missing education
Children missing education (CME) refers to children of compulsory school age who are not on a school roll, and who are not receiving a suitable education otherwise than being at school, for example, at home, privately or in alternative provision. This does not apply to children who are registered at a school who are not attending regularly.
Telephone: 0117 903 6444
- Work Licensing Team. 0117 914 2500
- Council Tax. 0117 922 2900
- Job Centre Plus Information according to area can be found in the GRT Directory (pdf, 4.0 MB)(opens new window)
- Citizens Advice Bristol. 03444 111444
- Pedlar’s Certificate firstname.lastname@example.org. 0117 914 2500
- Traveller Trades and Businesses, FFT Friends Family Travellers. 01273 234 777
- GRT (Equalities) Data and research online
- GRT (Equalities) Further data and research pdf (pdf, 285 KB)(opens new window)
- FFT friends Family Travellers. 01273 234 777
- FFT, BCC, Healthwatch I NEED EXTRA HELP CARDS (pdf, 237 KB)(opens new window)
- GRT Service Brochure (pdf, 0.6 MB)(opens new window)
- GRT Directory (pdf, 4.0 MB)(opens new window)
- Friends, Family, Travellers Service Directory. 01273 234 777
- Irish Traveller Movement in Britain. 020 7607 2002
- Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain. 0145 422889
- SARI Support against Racist Incidents. 0117 942 0060
- First Response. 0117 903 6444
- Barnardo’s CAPI Children Affected by Parental Imprisonment. 0117 967 9341
- i-HOP Information and advice service to support all professionals in working with children and families of offenders
- TAT Community Law Partnership, Travellers Advice Team. 0121 685 8677
- Victim Support for victims or witnesses. 0845 303 0900 / 0117 947 3070
- Next Link (Bristol Specialist Family Abuse Service). 0117 925 0680
- National Family Violence Helpline (24hours, Free). 0808 200 0247
- BAVA (Victim Support for Family Violence). 0845 456 6099
- Women’s Aid. 0808 200 0247
Gypsy, Roma, Traveller Team P O Box 3176 (100TS) Bristol, BS3 9FS Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Out of hours - about unauthorised encampments - call Emergency Control, 0117 922 2050
- Email: email@example.com
- Work: 0117 922 4272