Gypsies and Travellers

Report an unauthorised encampment

Unauthorised encampments are very rare in East Sussex. However if you do need to report one please contact the relevant district or borough council.

Eastbourne Borough Council

Hastings Borough Council

Lewes District Council

Rother District Council

Wealden District Council – contact the East Sussex Traveller Team Manager.

Authorised Traveller sites

The five sites in East Sussex are owned by East Sussex County Council.

Swan Barn Caravan Site, Hailsham (9 pitches)

  • Downash Road, Hailsham, BN27 2RU

Batts Bridge Caravan Site, Maresfield (10 pitches)

  • Batts Bridge Road, Maresfield, Uckfield, TN22 2HN

Polly Arch Caravan Site, Polegate (6 pitches)

  • Polly Arch, Lynholm Road, Polegate, BN26 6JP

Redlands Lane Caravan Park, Robertsbridge (8 pitches)

  • Redlands Lane, Salehurst, Robertsbridge, TH32 5NE

Bridie's Tan Transit Site, Lewes (9 pitches)

  • Southerham Lane, Southerham, Lewes, BN8 6DY

Traveller education

If you have any questions about education support contact the Traveller Education Service.

Contact us

East Sussex County Council, the local district and borough councils, and Sussex Police work jointly with Travellers and local communities. If you have any questions please contact the East Sussex Traveller Team Manager.