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 - 14 December 2018
Unauthorised encampment Coldean Woods, Brighton
A group of Van Dwellers, who were previously encamped on the land adjacent to Racehill Allotments, Brighton, have now moved onto the land at Coldean Woods, Brighton. We are arranging to carry out a joint visit with the Police.
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.