Essex Countywide Traveller Unit (ECTU)

The Essex Countywide Traveller Unit (ECTU) is a partnership of Essex County Council, local councils, Essex Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Police. Together, they support Gypsies and Travellers to access services, including:

  • To improve the health outcomes of Gypsies and Travellers in Essex and raise
  • To improve the educational attainment of young people from the Gypsy and
    Traveller community and improve attendance at school in line with the general
  • To ensure that all services are delivered in a way that is accessible to
    members of the Gypsy and Traveller community
  • To improve the engagement of the Gypsy and Traveller community with
    agencies and service providers
  • Strengthen links/understanding between Gypsy and Travellers and “blue
    light/emergency services
  • To improve fire safety awareness/practice
  • Encourage reporting of hate crime
  • Reduce impact of Unauthorised encampments through fair, consistent and
    firm approach