Last month the travelling communities support team held a community day at Carrswood View Gypsy Traveller site; with great success.
The site is made up of 8 permanent pitches and 5 transit (short stay) pitches and is home to families from New Traveller, Romany and Irish Traveller backgrounds. These 3 groups are quite different and this sometimes causes clashes of culture when living on one site, so we held the Community day to help build on good relations and community cohesion.
It was the first event of it’s kind to be held at the site and it was a brilliant day; with lots of people turning up to engage with the activities.
The Bristol Playtruck was there and all the kids enjoyed getting their faces painted.
The Avon & Somerset Fire Service also brought a fire truck and gave out advice, fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to members of the community.
Catering was provided by Virgincare, who kept us fed with tasty and healthy homemade soup.
There was also information from SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality) and the area chaplain for Nomads and Traveller education workers also attended and there was lots of chatting and support given.
Many thanks to site managers Elim Housing for their support and help and to everyone who came.
If you would like more information about our Travelling Communities support services please click here.