Leeds travellers appeal for long-term solutions

Travellers at Cross Green Lane, Leeds.

Travellers at Cross Green Lane, Leeds.

AN organisation which offers support and advice to the Leeds travelling community is appealing to local councillors not to use a camp on Cross Green Lane as a political football in the run-up to local elections.

Leeds City Council has been a leading light among local authorities with a progressive policies on the issue, working with travellers to identify negoatiated stopping sites around the city which can be used as short-term solutions for families waiting for more permanent bases.

A site on Dolly Lane was used recently, the travellers moving themselves without council intervention when the agreed three-month period expired. However, with no other site yet designated, some have since returned while others have set up camp off Cross Green Lane.


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