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Open Space


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The Forgotten People
'There's no other place to go - you 71 settle down any place, as long as you're getting left there. '
The Gilheaney Family belong to a community of travellers living on an 'illegal "gypsy" site' in the Swansea area. Since 1968, the council has been required by law to provide official sites, but in south west Glamorgan there are none.
The Gilheaneys live on the side of a road, without any of the facilities normally taken for granted - refuse collection, hot and cold running water, toilets. The local schools have refused to educate their children and when their pitch is not flooded, they are overrun with rats.
Two years ago, they took the council to court and won, but still they wait and hope for a decent place to live.
It's not us leading an outlaw life ... it's the council and education authority who are the outlaws. PETER GILHEANEY Cameraman JOHN RHODES Film editor DENISE PERRIN
Series producer PETER LEE-WRIGHT Producer PAUL PIERROT
Open Space is the series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control helped by the Community Programme Unit
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Unknown: John Rhodes
Editor: Denise Perrin

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