Gypsy, traveller and showmen accommodation needs assessment

We have recently commissioned work to review the accommodation needs of gypsies and travellers

Spelthorne Council has recently commissioned work to review the accommodation needs of gypsies and travellers. This information will help us make decisions around the potential allocation of land to improve accommodation provision and will be part of the research and evidence which supports the new Local Plan. 

As part of this work we have commissioned Opinion Research Services (ORS), who are an independent social research company, to prepare a new Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTANA).

ORS have been visiting families on Gypsy and Traveller Sites across the area. They would also like to speak to members of the community who live in in bricks and mortar accommodation in Spelthorne, to make sure all members of the travelling community are included in this research. We would like you to be involved in this study, what you say is important.

If you, or someone from your family, could spare the time to answer some questions please let us know. Questions will be about where you live now and where you and your children need to live in the future. Anything you tell us will be kept confidential.

If you would like to take part in the study please contact Claire Thomas on 01792 535315, email claire.thomas@ors.org.uk or text 07730 565962.