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Gypsies and Travellers

Gypsies and Travellers Sites

We do not provide a site for travelling people, however, there is a private site at Lake View Caravan Park, Penrith.

Everyone has rights, including Travellers/Gypsies and people on whose land unauthorised camping takes place.

Gypsies and Travellers are protected from discrimination by the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Human Rights Act 1998, together with all ethnic groups who have a particular culture, language or values.

Cumbria Gypsies and Travellers Accommodation Assessment

In 2007 Cumbria County Council commissioned a 'Cumbria Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment' on behalf of the six local authorities and Lake District National Park. For more information see Cumbria gypsy and traveller accommodation assessment.

Gypsies and Travellers during Appleby Fair

The Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment also included an assessment of Appleby Fair with the aim of providing an evidence base to assist the creation of a strategic response and pragmatic solutions. For more information see Cumbria gypsy and traveller accommodation assessment.

For further information:

  • Contact: the Housing Team
  • Telephone: 01768 817817
  • Office Hours:
    Monday to Thursday 08.45 hours to 17.15 hours
    Friday 08.45 hours to 16.45 hours
  • Email: housing.services@eden.gov.uk
  • Fax: 01768 890732
  • Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG