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 - 12 October 2018
Unauthorised encampment Coldean woods, Brighton.
A group of Van Dwellers encamped on land adjacent to Monument View, Brighton were evicted from the site on Wednesday 12th September. This group have moved on to land at Coldean woods.Brighton. The group have been informed they are trespassing on council-owned land and asked to leave immediately. Whilst the unauthorised encampment remains on this land, we will continue to monitor the site with the police. The council has applied to the County Court and the Court hearing will take place on 19 October. .
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.