Gypsy and Traveller services
We provide the following services:
- Management of the registered Heath Common residential traveller site. A Gypsy and Traveller Liaison Officer is present on the site Monday – Friday to support the community and represent the council.
- Deal with unauthorised encampments in the district and work closely with the police to move Travellers on.
Reporting unauthorised traveller camps
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- Where the travellers are
- How many there are
- When they arrived
- Your contact details
Heath Common residential traveller site
Health Common has 38 residential plots. Each plot has a utility block with a kitchen, bathroom, separate toilet, and storage area.
The weekly rent for each plot is currently £80.33, council tax is £881.85 and residents also have to pay for their mains electricity, water and gas (LPG).
Licence applications are prioritised based on a family’s needs. Residents can also apply for a permit to allow their horses to graze on the Common providing they have been electronically chipped and registered for a horse passport.
Gypsy and Traveller Liaison Officer
Anti-Social Behaviour Unit
Wakefield Divisional Headquarters
0345 8 506 506