We work with local dorset police in order to help them better understand certain minority members of society and provide expertise in dealing with these sensitive matters.
Once a month kushti bok members hold meetings at Kingston Maurward college in Dorchester.
Betty Smith Billington is in talks with Sam Johnson(equalities manager) of Bournemouth council, and Nathalie Sherring of Dorset Race Equality regarding an up and coming project "Gypsies and Travellers in Bournemouth". As such we will be looking for any information to do with Gypsies and Travellers in Bournemouth before and after it became a town, Please contact us via the contact info.
Kushti Bok Company registered number 06928675
Charity registration number 1136229
Chair: Betty Smith-Billington
Treasurer: Sylvia Harrison
Company Secretary: Elizabeth Billington
Secretary: Karen Packman
Rev Roger Charles Redding MBE
Project Manager: Raymond Wills
Funding Manager: Rev.Jonathan Herbert
March 11th 2020
April 8th 2020
May 13th 2020
Monday 3rd August 2020 at Kingston Maurwad College Dorchester approx 1:30pm. Tea, Coffee and light refreshments
Borough Gardens Saturday 18th April 2020
Kushti Bok is partnered up with DEED, in order to provide a positive story project voiced by Dorset's Gypsies and travellers. This project is funded by Comic Relief and aims to spread some awareness about Gypsy culture. For more information on the project visit the deed website by clicking the link.
Kushti Bok took part in the creation of a short film Ghost Gypsy. Its purpose to take the viewer through the journey of a young traveller girl being bullied, with the hope that society may have a glimpse into the childhood and difficulty in bringing up a traveller in todays communities.
In order to see this eye opening film for yourself check the link below!
The government is currently receiving consultation on making the act of trespassing a criminal offence.
The consultation questionnaire will be linked below along with a few articles from FFT (Friends Families and Travellers) & the Guardian on why this is such an important topic to weigh in on and have you say.
For more information about kushti bok please contact Betty Smith Billington with the below details.
01202 474 174
Or do you have information relevant to us such as the Gypsies and Travellers in Bournemouth project? If so please contact the email below instead.