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.
Gypsies and Travellers' rights
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 Horse Fair
The Gypsy and Traveller accommodation assessment also included an assessment of Appleby Horse 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.
Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 15.15pm
Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm