Travellers

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 26 May 2017

39 Acers - Unauthorised encampment: The majority of this group which were evicted from Waterhall on 24.5.2017, moved onto the land in at 39 Acers. The group have been informed that they are trespassing on council-owned land and have to leave. We are applying for possession of this land through the County Court, which once granted, will enable us to arrange for evictions to be carried out as soon as practicable.

Coldean woods - unauthorised encampment: We have visited this site with the police to carry out health and welfare checks and conduct a community impact assessment. The group have been informed that they are trespassing on council-owned land and have to leave. We are applying for possession of this land through the County Court, which once granted, will enable us to arrange for evictions to be carried out as soon as practicable.

Golf Drive- unauthorised encampment: We have visited this site with the police to carry out health and welfare checks and conduct a community impact assessment. The group have been informed that they are trespassing on council-owned land and have to leave. We are applying for possession of this land through the County Court, which once granted, will enable us to arrange for evictions to be carried out as soon as practicable.

 

 

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