Resist the criminalisation of trespass – please write to your MP

Friends, Families and Travellers has launched a new tool to support Gypsies, Travellers and members of the public to write to their MP to register their concerns about the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. This new law proposes to criminalise both peaceful protest and the nomadic way of life.

The Bill proposes extremely harsh legislation to criminalise trespass, which will mean arrest, fines and seizure of the homes of Travellers living on roadside camps, and is likely to impact upon everyone who is or wishes to live nomadically by culture, choice or necessity, including Bargee Travellers. The NBTA stands in solidarity with the rights of all nomadic people.

To use the tool to write to your MP, go to