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.
Unauthorised Encampments (UE)
Unauthorised Encampments (UE) are defined by the government as "Encampments of caravans and/or other vehicles on land without the landowner or occupier's consent constituting Trespass "
The prevention of Trespass is the responsibility of the landowner.
Current Unauthorised Encampments:
2 caravans on Sharlston Common. Travellers repossession applied for.
2 x caravans on Warmfield Common. Council Land, repossession applied for.
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.