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TRAVELLERS BRING GYPSY TEST CASE

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Four travellers facing eviction from campsites in Gloucestershire, Devon and Dorset are battling for the right to b...
Four travellers facing eviction from campsites in Gloucestershire, Devon and Dorset are battling for the right to be treated as genuine 'gypsies'. In a critical test case, the Court of Appeal is being asked to rule on the definition of the word 'gypsy' under the Caravan Sites Act 1968. Steven Davies, John Gibb, Robert Copley and Ian Rolls claim they are entitled to special statutory rights as 'persons of nomadic habit of life'. The 1968 Act puts counties under a duty to provide adequate numbers of sites for such persons 'residing in or resorting to' their areas.
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