Leeds GATE

Working to improve the quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers

0113 240 2444

Crown Point House,
167-169 Cross Green Lane,
Leeds LS9 0BD

Where negotiation started – a blog from 2010

Councillor Les Carter
Cllr Les Carter, former Leeds lead member for neighbourhoods and environments blocked provision for Travellers

…”If I were one of the many non-Traveller families who have suffered distress, fear and disruption by the arrival of an unauthorised encampment at the bottom of their garden, or on their local playing field, I would be greatly relieved to hear that our council are finally making a start (and it is only a start) on trying to come up with solutions.

If some of our councillors are going to attempt to score points with scaremongering every time a simple exploratory suggestion is made, we are never going to stop the distress and waste of precious money which has been going on for years….” Read the full Guardian blog here