Gypsies and travellers

1. 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.

Hastings Borough Council

Lewes and Eastbourne Councils

Rother District Council

Wealden District Council – contact East Sussex Traveller Team. During office hours please call 01273 481340. If your call is outside of office hours please call 07825 452507. Our office hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

2. 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

3. Traveller education

If you have any questions about education support, please contact see our Gypsy Roma Traveller children support pages.

4. Information on other websites

Reducing inequalities for gypsies and travellers: progress report – GOV.UK

Friends, Families and Travellers

Travellers’ Times

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Communities and Local Government

5. Contact us

Traveller Team Manager – Jim Alexander Tel: 01273 481344

Traveller Liaison Officer – Christine Parsons Tel: 01273 336396

Traveller Sites Manager – Anthony Marchment. Tel: 01273 482069

Traveller Team number – 01273 481340