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 - 7 December 2018
Unauthorised encampment Racehill Allotments, Brighton
A group of Van Dwellers, who were previously encamped on the land of Coledean Woods - Brighton, have now moved onto the land at Racehill Allotments adjacent to Wilson Avenue Brighton. We have carried out a joint visit with the Police. A Possession order was granted yesterday in the County Court. An eviction will now take place as soon as is practicle.
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.