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 August 2016
Land at Coldean Woods and;
Land at Hollingbury Golf Course car park - unauthorised encampments: We have visited these sites with the police, to carry out health and welfare checks, and to conduct community impact assessments. The groups have been informed that they are trespassing on council-owned land and have to leave. We are applying for possession of these pieces of land through the County Court, which once granted, will enable us to arrange for evictions to be carried out as soon as practicable.
Land at Devil's Dyke, and
Land at Black Rock, Madeira Drive - unauthorised encampments: We are currently working with the police to determine what the most appropriate action is to take in relation to these encampments.