Gypsy and Traveller Working Group and Action Plan

Community Safety Plan

The Gypsy and Traveller Working Group Community Safety Plan was created in October 2021, and will be reviewed in October 2022.

What we will do

  • Improve the way we gather information on crimes linked to the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) community (victims and offenders), paying special attention to hate crime; this information will highlight the types of crime where the GRT community are over-represented and under-represented, where hate crime is happening which can help us to work together to help solve these issues
  • Increase the reporting of hate crime towards the GRT community
  • Continue to increase understanding and respect between the GRT community, the police and council enforcement teams
  • Increase awareness of domestic abuse, what domestic abuse is and how it affects families within the GRT community; this work is also taking place across the settled community in York
  • Consider the impact of Part 4 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and make a commitment that roadside stopping will continue to be dealt with in a reasonable and balanced manner by the police and the council across York
  • Make sure there is continued respect for the communities’ ethnic identity and of the protections offered under Equality Act 2010, and under Section 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (right to respect for private and family life)

Tanya Lyon, Community Safety Manager.

Violet Cannon, Director, York Travellers Trust.

If you want to speak to The Gypsy and Traveller Working Group for advice about community safety, contact Tanya Lyon on email: tanya.lyon@york.gov.uk.

Also see

Charlie Croft

Assistant Director, Customer and Communities

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA