Gypsies and Travellers

We are committed to assessing the accommodation needs of all people living in Cheshire East, including vulnerable groups such as Gypsies and Travellers. The Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998, stipulate that Gypsies and Travellers are protected from discrimination, together with all ethnic groups who have other cultures, languages or values.

For more information about the culture and lifestyle of Gypsies and Travellers, see our Gypsies and Travellers Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 205KB)

The Council is responsible for licensing all caravan sites and under the same legal provision, all Gypsy and Traveller sites are inspected and licensed too - these sites are known as authorised sites. Sometimes unauthorised encampments may be established on Council land or private land. 

For more information about Cheshire East Councils and the Police’s powers on dealing with these types of unauthorised encampments, please see our Cheshire East Council removal of illegal Gypsy/Traveller encampments from land FAQ’s (PDF, 244KB)

Gypsy and Traveller enquiries for Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, and Warrington are managed by the Cheshire and Warrington Traveller Team (CWTT). CWTT can be contacted via or on 07525 128505.

Reports of unauthorised encampments can be logged on the Cheshire West and Chester website or using the email address above.

The website link directs you to a Cheshire West and Chester website and accepts reports over the whole region. If you wish to report an encampment directly to Cheshire East council, call 0300 123 5021 (Cheshire West and Chester council does not handle telephone calls for other areas)

Page last reviewed: 13 January 2022