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
Cattle Market car park, Market Avenue, Chichester
There are currently three caravans parked at this location. Notices have been served which they have failed to comply with. Court proceedings have therefore been commenced. Together with Sussex Police we will continue to monitor the site.
Tangmere Recreation Ground, Tangmere
There are currently seven caravans parked at this location. This is parish council land and the Tangmere Parish Council are dealing with the matter.
Last updated: 16 August 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.