Gypsy and Traveller sites
Everyone has rights, including Gypsies, Travellers and people on whose land unauthorised camping takes place.
Gypsies and Travellers are protected from discrimination by the Race Relations Act 1976, together with all ethnic groups who have a particular culture, language and values, including white and black people.
Local authorities in Cumbria have joined together to produce a Joint agency protocol for responding to unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller encampments.
Members of the public wishing to report an unauthorised encampment can do so by contacting private sector housing services on 01228 817341 or by emailing, Housing@carlisle.gov.uk
Out of office hours encampments should be reported to Cumbria Constabulary on 0845 33 00247.
Gypsy Sites & Homelessness
There is currently three licensed Gypsy sites in Carlisle City Council's area.
- Low Harker Dene, Low Harker, Carlisle. This site is Council owned and run by a management company, entry to the site is through an application to the Council. The site is currently full.
- Hadrians Camp, Brampton Old Road, Carlisle. The site is privately owned and entry to this site is via contact with the site owner: Mr Bowman, Hadrian's Camp - 01228 818578.
- Ghyll Bank House, Low Harker, Carlisle. The site is privately owned and entry to the site is via contact with the owner: Mr I. Stewart
These are provided by the County Council, the telephone number for Education Support is 01228 601183.
Further assistance and independent advice is also available through the Cumbria Traveller Programme - 01228 522372.