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
Russell Way, Crawley
There are currently six caravans at this location. All have been served with notices requiring them to leave this land. As they have failed to do so, court proceedings have commenced and a hearing is listed for Wednesday 20 February 2019. Together with Sussex Police, we will continue to monitor the site.
Last updated: 15 February 2019
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.