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Gypsy, Roma, Travellers and Boatpeople

Online information and support for the GRT community


Hello and welcome to the GRT Bristol website

We support the GRT community. We are part of Bristol City Council.

On this website you can find information and support for:

  • health
  • education
  • accommodation
  • benefits
  • emergency services

We work with other services to support:

  • highly mobile people, children and families
  • Ethnic Gypsy, Roma and Travellers
  • Occupational Traveller and travelling groups
  • services who support these communities

We can also help you with:

  • filling in forms
  • advice on benefits
  • council tax
  •  planning issues
  • health care services
  • equality issues

Contact Us

Steven Hearsey

Gypsy and Traveller Site Manager & Community Liaison
0117 922 4272

Ian Bowen and Heather Mundy

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Service Coordinators
07469 413 134
Email: gypsies.travellers@bristol.gov.uk

GRT Police lead

Bristol has a lead police officer for GRT 

Chief Inspector Olly Cosgrove

Neighbourhood Inspector, Bristol South Policing Area
Call: 101 (switchboard)
Email: oliver.cosgrove@avonandsomerset.police.uk