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)

Contact us if you require any further information or to report an unauthorised encampment contact The Cheshire and Warrington Traveller Team on our Call Centre - 0300 123 7727.