Doncaster Council has the responsibility for dealing with unauthorised encampments and stray horses.
To report an unauthorised encampment or stray horses, please complete the following online form:
St Leger Homes has a Gypsy Liaison Service that has a responsibility for managing and maintaining the authorities Gypsy and Traveller sites, they liaise with members of the Gypsy and Traveller communities and also outside agencies providing help and advice.
There are a number of Gypsy and Traveller sites throughout the borough that are maintained and managed by the Gypsy Liaison Service, these are:
- Lands End, Thorne
- Little Lane Road, Clay Lane
- Nursery Lane (New Traveller), Sprotbrough
- White Towers, Armthorpe
Doncaster Gypsy and Traveller Strategy 2006
The Gypsy and Traveller Strategy aims to promote equality and ensure a consistent multi-agency, partnership-based and borough-wide approach to Gypsy and Traveller issues, whilst allowing effective planning to deliver services appropriate to, and meeting the needs of, all Gypsies and Travellers within the borough.
The Objectives of this Strategy are to:
- ensure that the rights of Gypsies and Travellers are protected and that, imbalance with those of the settled community, their needs are identified and serviced
- identify methods which establish effective two-way communications with individuals and groups from the Travelling community
- respond to the needs of the Gypsy and Traveller communities by maintaining good relationships with them, their representatives and organisations, developing an up-to date understanding of Gypsy and Traveller needs nationally and across the Doncaster Borough
- to promote improved partnership working between agencies, including neighbouring local authorities, the voluntary and community sectors, the Health Authority and the Police to address issues of deprivation and social exclusion amongst Gypsy and Traveller communities
- to seek to manage unauthorised camping in an efficient and effective way, having regard to the welfare requirements, rights and responsibilities of Gypsies and Travellers, the environment and the potential level of nuisance for local residents
- to seek to improve the health of Gypsies and Travellers and reduce inequalities by a multi-agency approach in partnership with the Gypsy and Traveller communities