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 - Thursday 26 November 2015
Black Rock, Madeira Drive - unauthorised encampment: We have a possession hearing for this land in the County Court on Thursday 10 December. Once granted, this will enable us to arrange for an eviction to be carried out as soon as practicable.
Upper Lodges, Stanmer Park - unauthorised encampment: We obtained a Possession Order for this land yesterday, which has enabled us to arrange for an eviction to be carried out as soon as practicable.