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
Belhus Country Park car park 16 July A 'Direction to Leave' was served on 18 July A Court Application will be submitted
Lancaster Road - Anne Heart Close, Chafford Hundred 7 July This encampment is on private land. 9 July, the land owner is working with Essex Police. It is a civil matter for the land owner to take action

You can report new unauthorised encampments.

Managed sites

We manage 3 sites in Thurrock for Gypsies and travellers.