Billy Welch, gypsy and traveller leader
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Opposition to plans for gypsy and travellers' site in Stockton

Plans to find a permanent gypsy and traveller site in Stockton, Teesside, have met with strong local opposition.

Six areas of land have been identified, but people living in those areas say the spaces are for the community to enjoy and not for travellers.

Gypsies and travellers say these sites are much needed but prompt anger because of outdated myths, stereotypes and prejudices.

  • 24 Jan 2014
  • From the section Tees
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