Gypsies and Travellers in Breckland

Breckland Council has responsibility for monitoring and management of unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller encampments and the provision of adequate short and long stay sites in the district.

Travellers include "New Age" Travellers but do not include circuses and fairs where Travellers form part of an organised group travelling together.

The council can give advice to private landowners where an encampment occurs and will deal with encampments that occur on Breckland owned land. The council will act with fairness to both the Gypsies and Travellers and the settled community in order to ensure that problems do not arise. In instances where they do, they will be dealt with effectively.

To report a gypsy or traveller encampment, please email:

Find more information on Gypsies and Travellers (opens new window) on the Norfolk County Council website.

Concerns about horses

Problems can sometimes arise with horses associated with Travellers. If the horses are on council or public land, the council may take action to deal with them. We can provide advice to owners of land if horses are being grazed illegally.

You shouldcontact the RSPCA (opens new window) if you have concerns about the condition of horses.

If the horses are in danger of straying onto a road, you should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or dial 999 if there is an immediate risk to road users.

Last updated: 09/04/2024 12:14:34