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 - 17 November 2017
Land at Hollingbury Golf Course Car Park, Land at Lynchett Close car park. Brighton - Unauthorised encampment:
- We have visited these sites with the police, to carry out health and welfare checks, and to conduct community impact assessments. The occupants have been informed that they are trespassing on council owned land and have been asked to leave. The County Court granted a Possession Order in relation to these pieces of land. This will enable us to arrange for evictions to take place as soon as practicable. Whilst the encampments remain we will continue to monitor the sites with the police.
Travellers and our city
Processes and policies
- Learn more about the processes we have to follow when an encampment is set up (PDF 55KB).
- Find out about Sussex Police's Gypsy and Traveller policies and how the police liaise with Gypsy and Traveller communities.