Gypsies and Travellers

Report and unathorised 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 Sites Manager.

Authorised Traveller sites

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

Swan Barn, Hailsham (8 pitches)

Batts Bridge, Maresfield (10 pitches)

Polly Arch, Polegate (6 pitches)

Fair Lane, Robertsbridge (8 pitches)

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

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 Liaison Manager.