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.

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.​

Contact us

Gypsy and Traveller Liaison Officer

Anti-Social Behaviour Unit
Wakefield Divisional Headquarters
Havertop Lane

0345 8 506 506