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 - 20 June 2018
Land at Coldean Woods, Brighton - Unauthorised encampment:
An unauthorised encampment of Van Dwellers is on land at Coldean Woods. We will be seeking possession of this land through the County Court on Thursday 21 June, which once granted will enable us to arrange for an eviction to be carried out.
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.