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“What’s this got to do with me?” – A fair question about the EU Referendum

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By Ben Chastney |  June 6, 2016 |

Both here in Leeds and elsewhere, we have seen more members of the community vote and engage with candidates, if only during those election periods.  There is still a large bridge to be crossed though, with too much of a disconnect between political decision making and the ordinary lives of most Gypsies and Travellers.

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Welcome to Leeds GATE’s new Executive Board from Ben Chastney

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By Ben Chastney |  June 6, 2016 |

A good meeting energises the Executive Board for the year ahead.

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Cooking Classes a Great Success

By Claire Graham |  May 23, 2016 |

Friday saw the last of a 4 week healthy eating course ran at GATE by Community Health Educators

(CHE's) from Barca.  The sun was shinning so we made healthy kebabs and got the BBQ's going!


The course has been really well attended with over 10 adults and also children learning together

to cook different recipes including chicken curry and stir fry.

We combined the course with heath messages that members felt appropriate such as

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Hate Crime Event

By Teresa Birtle |  May 9, 2016 |

My name's Teresa and I’m the admin assistant at Leeds GATE. We recently received funding from Police Crime Commissioners Victims of Hate Crime fund to develop a resource pack containing information and guidance about Gypsy Traveller hate crime.

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The Tale of the Brass Box

By Vanessa Cardui |  April 28, 2016 |

The brass box

A couple of us went up to the Brotherton Library at Leeds University a few weeks ago, for the opening of their new Treasures of the Brotherton gallery, which showcases some of the amazing things they’ve got tucked away in their Special Collections. One of these collections is known as the “Romany Collection”, and includes objects, photos, books and other things about Romanies, Gypsies and Travellers. What we saw there made us think, and made us ask some interesting questions about the real stories behind the history.


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