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: Karen Packman
Company Secretary: Elizabeth Billington
Secretary: Susan Miller
Rev Roger Charles Redding MBE
Researcher: Raymond Wills
Funding Manager: Rev.Jonathan Herbert
Advocacy Worker (partnership with Citizens Advice) and Project Manager: Abby Young