About Us

Advice and Advocacy

We work with Dorset Police, Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, in order to help them better understand the Gypsy and Traveller way of life and provide advocacy and expertise in dealing with these sensitive matters.


Once a month Kushti Bok members hold meetings at Kingston Maurward college in Dorchester.

Want to get involved?

We are looking to do a Heritage Lottery project called "The Gypsies and Travellers of Dorset". We will be holding some small meet ups during the year for Gypsies and Travellers to tell stories or bring photographs etc. To make sure our history is not forgotten. The information will be stored in the History Centre for our descendants to know who we were. Dates and venues of meetings will be on website as soon as they are booked. Please contact us via the contact info on our contact page.


Chair: Betty Smith-Billington

Treasurer: Sue Millar

Company Secretary: Elizabeth Billington


Elizabeth Billington,

Susan Miller,

Rev Roger Charles Redding MBE

Researcher: Bryan Keets

Funding Manager: Rev.Jonathan Herbert

Advocacy Workers: Partnership with Citizens Advice :  Karen Packman

Kushti Bok Coordinator: Abby Young


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