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.


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