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 - 23 February 2018
Land at Lynchet Close Car Park and Coldean woods- Unauthorised encampment:
The van dwellers from Lynchett Close Car park and Coldean woods were evicted this morning. they have gone onto land adjacent to Wilson Avenue.
Land adjacent to Wilson Avenue, Brighton - Unauthorised encampment:
The van dwellers from Lynchett Close and Coldean Woods have gone onto land adjacent to Wilson Avenue, Brighton. The council will be carrying out a visit to the site with the police to carry out health and welfare checks. The group will be informed that they are trespassing on council-owned land and have to leave immediately. An application will be made to the County Court so that a Possession order can be gained in order to evict the trespassers from the land.
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.