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DGLG - Moving Forward
Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group provides valuable assistance and information to the Gypsy community in and around Derbyshire. DGLG also has close relationships with local authorities and services to aid managing Gypsy culture with knowledge and respect. DGLG work is not exclusively in Derbyshire.
DGLG activities include:
New Legislation and Campaigns
Please watch this video
What could new Government laws mean for Gypsies and Travellers? - YouTube
There is a huge shortage of Traveller sites in the UK.
Despite this, the Government want to:
📌Put people on roadside camps in jail
📌Remove families' homes
📌Fine families £2500
Please use @GypsyTravellers tool to ask your MP to stop the #PoliceBill:
It was with great sadness that I learnt of the sudden passing of Aynlee Ryalla Duffy. Born into wagon time in the 1950’s Ryalla once stated:
“The period since then has seen a gradual, intentional and unrelenting erosion of rights of an entire way of life, aided and abetted by legislation and media bias.”
How true that statement is in the present climate. Ryalla and her family went through endless enforcements themselves from 1987 in Sussex when they had to leave their own land, she was well known in the southern counties (as well as the midlands).
When she was in Kent another old timer friend of us both (Tom Oldley) encouraged her to write poetry, she also had one written about her, (which was my mothers’ favourite that was framed with great pride.) “You have to laugh cos crying brings the rain( by Jimmy Storey) about the never ending enforcements.
Ryalla was an excellent representative for her people and Romany rights, she was very knowledgeable of the New forest families and saw the comparisons of enforced camps and the final solution and she wrote a chapter on this history of the “compounds” in the Patrin book as part of the Patrin project with the monitoring group seeing the similarities of this particular aspect of Romany Gypsy history
Ryalla worked hard in Lincolnshire and was responsible for getting the much-needed work undertaken on the Summergangs Lane site, in Gainsborough, she was also the author of several books and heritage dvds, she was the subject of the classic Anglo Romani book ‘Born on the Straw’ by Dorothy Strange (1968), Ryalla had lived the life, lit many fires and told many stories.
In 2005 Ryalla was one of the founder members of the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups and took part in police training, parliamentary meetings and conferences, one of which I have attached link below because more than anything despite the knocks, it illustrates her sense of humour and the truth in life and how I would like to remember her.
One of the last days we spent together was with Lord Bourne, for a heritage tribute as he laid a wreath at the grave of Private John Cunningham receiver of the Victoria Cross, in commemoration of the 100 years centenary of the Great War, a great day with her and as usual ended with great laughter
Recently I obtained a certificate of lawful use for Ryalla for land she had been resorting to for many, many years, it had its trials and tribulations, but it was passed, and we got through, this was her time now to relax and enjoy time with her family.
Bereaved are her 4 daughters, 2 sons and all of 13 grandchildren she is now in heaven to rest in peace with little Levi. The community will miss her hugely and I shall miss a very dear old friend.
Check it out at the 9 minutes slot where she talks of treatment at school and the only 2 positive things her father thought about going to school !
Press release 28.10.20 please read exciting news
Violet Cannon Chair Explains about Moving for Change
MOVING FOR CHANGE
is generously supported by:
The above film is Helen Jones from Leeds Gate on Moving for Change launch
Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group are also a partner, please see following website for more information
We will update guidance as we get it please see information on funerals here
Please see letter from DGLG on program aired on 16th April here…………
please also see NFGLG statement here
There has been many complaints to this program, if you want to complain this can be done through this link
Please see letter sent to all Local authorities from HMCLG after network lobbying Here - Guidance Covid 19
Life On and Off the Hard Shoulder: Please see our research report, on our services befriending page here
We celebrated Heritage Open Days 2019 14th and 15th of September see photos of the day here
New Sitting Service
Read about DGLG activities, reports on progress, news and events.
-Queens Jubilee Award for Voluntary Groups
-PQASSO Accredited level 2 DGLG was awarded the Home Office Queen's Award for Innovation in Police Training...
Your health is your wealth
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