This page contains information about:
- Mobile Home sites for Gypsies and Travellers
- The Allocation Policy for St Christopher's
- Unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller encampments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the council site for Gypsies-Travellers in Angus?
The site is at St Christopher's, Tayock, by Montrose. It is a popular site and there is usually a waiting list. Contact staff at Montrose ACCESS Office (details below) if you wish to apply.
There is also a site for Gypsies-Travellers at Tealing, near Dundee. Dundee City Council run this site from their Whitfield Office, tel: 01382 432500.
How are stances allocated?
The Council have an Allocation Policy (120 KB PDF) which gives information on applying for St Christopher's Caravan Site.
What does the council do about unauthorised encampments?
A multi-agency panel, chaired by Neighbourhood Services, along with representatives from Social Work, Leisure, Environmental & Consumer Protection, Law and Administration as well as Police Scotland and NHS Tayside decide how to manage unauthorised encampments of Gyspy Travellers in Angus. Once ownership of the land is established, an Officer from the Housing Department visits each encampment and collects information about the encampment e.g. where they are from, how long they intend staying in Angus and if they require to access any services during their stay. This checklist is then circulated to all partners of the multiagency group in order that they can deliver required services. The Gypsies/Travellers are also issued with an information leaflet "A Code for Gypsy Travellers" (146 KB PDF) which outlines the group expectations regarding behaviour etc whilst in Angus as well as containing information on services.
It should be noted that Angus Council has no powers to immediately move on an unauthorised encampment. In accordance with current policy, each encampment is monitored by the relevant agencies and if the encampment does not move on within agreed timescales then the liaison group will agree what action is necessary to resolve the situation.
All Angus Council procedures regarding the management of illegal encampments of Gypsy Travellers within Angus are in line with recommendations set down by the Scottish Government.
For further information and guidance please contact the Community Safety Team on 01307 475999.
Who do I contact for further information?
For the site for Gypsies-Travellers, contact:
- Montrose ACCESS Office
Town House, High Street, Montrose DD10 8QW
Tel: 08452 777 778
For the council policy on Gypsies and Travellers, contact:
- Sheriff Court Annexe, Market Street, Forfar DD8 3LA
Tel: 01307 475999
Out of hours, telephone ACCESSLine 08452 777 778
Service Page: gypsytravellers.htm
Service Details Last Reviewed : 15 October 2013