12 June 2014

Statement on unauthorised traveller encampments in the city

Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, Jason Kitcat, said: “The council is working closely with the police to manage trespass by travellers at various sites around the city.  We are operating within the parameters of the law and the local policy agreed by all parties.

“We understand there are pressures across the south east from travellers becoming increasingly desperate to access a small number of sites and stopping places and as we have increased site protection this has resulted in dispersal to additional areas.”