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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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Negotiation all set to continue!

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By Helen Jones |  April 25, 2016 |

....Whilst local communities, local government, and local police services invest their efforts into removing camps, we see that daily problems which create difficulties for communities trying to live well together, go unaddressed... 

Leeds GATE are delighted that Esmee Fairbairn Foundation will be funding us for the next three years to continue to work to improve responses to roadside camps.

Next article: "An Evaluation of Negotiated Stopping 2016"

Cottingley Springs into Bloom

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By Helen Jones |  April 22, 2016 |

It that time of year again when our spring bulbs start to flower, the last frost has gone (well, hopefully) and we can start to think about summer bedding plants.  The two raised beds at the entrance to Cottingley Springs means a lot to residents as its one of the last pieces of project work that Kathleen Lowther Morrison did as youth worker for Leeds GATE before she passed away some 4 years ago now.

Next article: "Got your dog chipped? The rules have changed"

Got your dog chipped? The rules have changed

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By Ben Chastney |  April 11, 2016 |

As of 6th April, the law has changed and it is now compulsory to have your dog chipped. I don’t think it is for Leeds GATE to speculate as to how likely these new rules will be enforced or even whether we think this is a good or a bad law. What we can do is give you the facts about what the new law says.

So what are the facts?

Next article: "Traveller Education – Great ideas; now the hard part"

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