Their way of life means that they travel the country, staying for various periods of time in different locations in order to earn a living. This has been their way of life for many generations
Everyone has rights.
This includes Gypsies and Travellers and also people who own land occupied by unauthorised encampments and those who live close to one.
Gypsies and Travellers are protected from discrimination by the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Human Rights Act 1998, along with all ethnic groups with a particular culture, language or values.
Below are the questions Portsmouth City Council is most often asked on this subject.