Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council Council recognises and accepts the rights of travellers/gypsies and also those people on whose land unauthorised camping takes place.
Gypsies and travellers are protected from discrimination by the Equalities Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998, together with all ethnic groups who have a particular culture, language or values.
These FAQ explain how the Council and other official agencies will work to try to balance the rights of all those involved.
- Does the Council or Police have a duty to move Travellers when they are camped without the landowner’s permission?
- What about trespass?
- When can the Police move them on?
- Can the Council remove unauthorised encampments from their land immediately?
- How long will it take for the unauthorised encampment to be removed?
- What can I do if unauthorised encampments occur on my land?
- What happens if Gypsies/Travellers occupy their own ground without planning permission?
- What if I am content to allow unauthorised camping on my land?
- Do we have any authorised sites in the Borough?
- Who do I complain to about unauthorised encampments?
- What powers do the Council and the Police have to deal with Travellers?
- What about a ‘blanket traveller ban’ across the Borough?