Unauthorised traveller encampments

Reported encampments

Action will be taken to remove any unauthorised traveller encampment on land in Thurrock.

Encampments on council land are dealt with by the Essex Countywide Traveller Unit (ECTU). In some circumstances, the police can act to remove unauthorised encampments.

The following encampments have been reported.

Location Reported Status Next action

Fort Road, Tilbury.

Google maps: Fort Road encampment location.

1 August 2022 This encampment is on private land. It is a civil matter for the landowner to take action.

You can report new unauthorised encampments.

Managed sites

We manage 3 sites in Thurrock for Gypsies and travellers.

Interim Injunction

Thurrock Council has applied to the High Court for an injunction preventing unauthorised encampments. You can download the amended Interim Injunction documents.

Travellers wishing to reside in the borough for a limited period of time at a nominated site should make a request in advance using the contact details below.

Name: Officer Ward
Role: Enforcement Team Leader

: 07774 461 397

: enforcementservice@thurrock.gov.uk