I had the same thought as George, what about the CS's and CL's; doesn't make a lot of sense in that context as farmers are being pushed to diversify and one of the things that goverment have been pushing for is certificated sites on farms. There again I suppose it won't be the first time a goverment dept has not known what another department is doing. If it comes to pass would seiously consider selling Bessie
I have a feeling I have read something about this sometime ago when it was first muted and that it would not effect 'recognised' profesional organisations e.g. CC and C&CC. Think it is aimed at those who just band together and obtain an exemption certificate under the current rules.
The memory is rather vague but can anyone confirm this?
This is HM government's paranoia regarding travellers.
This could also affect organisations who camp on friendly farmer's fields.
Such as Scouts, Boys Brigade, Guides, Woodcraft Folk etc.
These are organisations who instill values in young people and enable them to take a constructive place in society.
Yet HMG will still moan about juvenile crime, yet their actions are contributing to it.
There are only three orgs with Paragraph 6 Exemption CC and CC & C and the MHC
If the paragraph 6 exemption is changed it affects all CL's there doesnt seem to be any exception
It is the Caravan and Control Development Act 1960 which governs exemption certificates of which there are three types refered to as Para 4, 5 and 6. exemptions. I don't know how this fits in with the GPDO review (not read) but para 6 covers meets or rallies, para 5 CLs and CS under the control of the clubs and para 4 use of sites for up to 28 days. As far as I was aware from a vague recollection of something seen sometime ago, it is para 6 which is under threat not 4 or 5. Even then I think it is a curtailing of who can hold them and site usage rather than the banning
By the way I know of many organisations that have para 6 exemptions MHF might even have one?
Thanks for clearing that up, will have to re look at the Info, I was only using the info leaflet that the stopovers campaign use. Its the part 5 that the three clubs have have just reread it, it mentions part 6 several times and I have transposed.