1 Report an encampment
Contact us if an unauthorised Gypsy or Traveller encampment is set up on public land or a highway without permission.
2 Already reported encampments
Holbrook Tythe Barn Car Park, Pondtail Road, Horsham
There is currently one caravan parked at this location. Court proceedings have been commenced and a hearing is due this week. If an order is granted it will be enforced later in the week.
Northgate Car Park, Northgate, Chichester
There are currently 13 caravans parked at this location. We are currently working with Sussex Police in respect of this encampment.
Last updated: 24 May 2018
3 What happens after you report
Once we receive a report we will visit a site to check:
- its tidiness
- how much it's disrupting local residents and businesses
- whether it's obstructing highways or public rights of way
- if there are any welfare or humanitarian issues.
We will tolerate an encampment for a short time if the campers are behaving, the site is tidy and other circumstances allow.
We are likely to evict if the camp is causing a nuisance or campers aren't behaving. Usually we agree an acceptable deadline with the campers. This is cheaper and quicker than taking legal action.