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 queries for Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Warrington are managed by the Cheshire and Warrington Traveller Team.  

Reports of unauthorised encampments can be logged on the Cheshire West and Chester website, or they can be contacted on 0300 123 7727

The website link directs you to a Cheshire West and Chester website, but still accepts reports over the whole region.