Gypsies and Travellers
Most people know very little about the 5 000 Gypsies and Travellers living in Devon. The Teignbridge population comprises mainly English Romany Gypsies and New Travellers, (there are a very small numbers of local Irish Travellers in the District).
These days the majority of Gypsies and Travellers live in houses rather than in caravans or vehicles, for many this was due to the change in law with regard to common land in the nineteen sixties,education and health concerns are other reasons.
If you would like to hear the experience of some happy residents
Here is a 7½ minute audio recording made by members of the G &T forum. Getting on with your neighbours - Audio [3Mb]
To find out about more please click on the pages below:
Gypsy and Traveller Forum
The Teignbridge Gypsy and Traveller Forum meets several times a year in Old Forde House, Newton Abbot.
- A bit of background....
Haldon Ridge Site
A sustainable and authorised Travellers site.
- Planning and Accommodation
Other Local Information
Some useful links and downloads
- Caravan Count