Nomadic life is not illegal, and Travellers have a basic right to this way of life. The council recognises that this has to be balanced with the rights of the general public to enjoy private and public land.
Service update - Friday 27 May 2016
Land at Waterhall Playing Fields - unauthorised encampment: We are aware that an encampment has set up on land at Waterhall, and will be visiting the site with the police as soon as practicable to determine what the most appropriate enforcement action is to take.
Land at East Brighton Park - unauthorised encampment: We have visited this site with the police, to carry out health and welfare checks, and to conduct a community impact assessment. The groups have been informed that they are trespassing on council-owned land and have to leave. We are working closely with the police to determine what the most appropriate enforcement action is to take in relation to this encampment.
Land adjacent to Racehill Allotments, Wilson Avenue - unauthorised encampment: We will be seeking possession of this land through the County Court, which once granted, will enable us to arrange for an eviction to be carried out as soon as practicable.