Chair’s Report at AGM 2010

September 25th 2010

I would like to thank the ACERT Executive Committee for their continued support over these busy and uncertain times.

ACERT has been proactive in the past year. There have been meetings with the DCSF and I would like to thank Geoff Brown and Andrea Smith for arranging and chairing the joint discussions with NATT+ which have kept us informed with the development of the stakeholders group and relevant issues relating to Travellers and education policies.

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Annual General Meeting 2010

This year’s AGM took place in late September, once again in The Community Rooms in Millman Street, London.

A well attended meeting heard Lord Avebury give the opening speech on coalition related issues and then listened to presentations on E-LAMP by Ken Marks and Kate D’Arcy and Appleby On the Hoof by David Sheard and Hugh Stanners. There were also reports by the Children’s Rights Alliance for England by Katy Swaine, Emma Nuttall spoke about Friends & Families of Travellers and Lucy Beckett talked about the Traveller Reform Project. Heather Bottomley invited comments on the DfE Early Years call for evidence consultation and Lucie Fremlova spoke briefly about Equality, the new charity supporting Roma. The Chair of ACERT Pat Barr also gave her report on the year and the treasurer Helen Creedon gave a finance update. read more

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Response to Conservative Green Paper

Lord Avebury has written a letter to Caroline Spelman MP, in response to the Conservative Green Paper on Gypsies and Travellers. Along with Chris Johnson (Community Law Partnership), Marc Willers, barrister, David Joyce BL and Andrew Ryder, Lord Avebury has commented on extracts from the paper.

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Lord Avebury has written a letter to Caroline Spelman MP, in response to the Conservative Green Paper on Gypsies and Travellers. Along with Chris Johnson (Community Law Partnership), Marc Willers, barrister, David Joyce BL and Andrew Ryder, Lord Avebury has commented on extracts from the paper.

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