Illegal encampments

Illegal encampments involve people camping on ground they do not own, where they do not have authority to do so. You can report them online.

Overview

Illegal encampments involve people camping on ground they do not own, where they do not have authority to do so.

You can now report an illegal encampment via the Love Clean Streets app.

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Alternatively, contact the Police Traveller Liaison Officer on the number below.

We will arrange for an officer to visit the encampment to assess:

  • housing and educational needs
  • social services and environmental issues

If necessary, steps will be taken to remove the encampment in accordance with Section 61 or 77 of The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act.

The issue will be resolved as soon as possible. In some instances, it may take longer to resolve, for example where we need to pursue a legal route.

Illegal encampments