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Local authorities and Gypsies and Travellers: a guide to responsibilities and powers

Local authorities and the police already have strong powers to deal with Gypsies and Travellers who camp on other people's land without permission.

This booklet sets out what needs to be done to ensure more effective enforcement, alongside the provision of more authorised sites. It is illustrated with case studies.

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