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 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

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, please contact Traveller Education.

Contact us

East Sussex County Council, the local district and borough councils, and Sussex Police work jointly with Travellers and local communities.

Gypsies and Travellers and the settled community requiring information about services, rights and responsibilities please contact East Sussex Traveller Liaison Officer.

To apply for a pitch on one of our sites or to discuss an issue relating to one of our sites listed above please contact East Sussex Traveller Sites Manager.