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Gypsy, Roma, Travellers and Boatpeople

Online information and support for the GRT community

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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

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Contact Us

Steven Hearsey

Gypsy and Traveller Site Manager & Community Liaison
0117 922 4272

Ian Bowen

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Service Coordinator
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