Unauthorised Camping and Rough Sleeping
Unauthorised camping or rough sleeping is dealt with by the Council under a separate procedure to unauthorised encampments by Gypsies or travellers.
We can only take action when the unauthorised camping or rough sleeping is on Council land.
Out of hours: 0845-602-1035 - Calls to this number cost 5p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Calls to this phone number may have an access charge applied by your network provider.
Once the Council receives notification of unauthorised camping or rough sleeping on Council land, they will visit the site and carry out a welfare check on any person who is found to occupy a tent or who is sleeping rough. The outcome of this visit will determine how the matter is dealt with.
The Council is in charge of cleaning the site once the traveller has left. This usually takes place as soon as he or she moves.