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 - 16 April 2018
Land adjacent to Wilson Avenue, Brighton - Unauthorised encampment:
An unauthorised encampment of Van Dwellers was evicted today by High Court Enforcement Officers. It is not yet known if members of this group remained in the City.
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.