Gypsies and travellers

    Status of current encampments

    Below is a list of unauthorised encampments in the Cheshire and Warrington area. These are shown by Council area.

    Each unauthorised encampment is given a name based on where it was first reported. The exact location of the encampment may be somewhere nearby. Similarly, there may be a slightly different number of caravans reported when the group first arrive. There is a procedure for dealing with encampments and the information is updated as this progresses. If you have checked the list below and want to tell us about a new encampment, please use our reporting form.

    Cheshire East

    Manor House Hotel, Alsager

    • Arrived: 3 August 2022
    • Current status: Group left 4 August
    • Notes: Privately owned land; caravan numbers to be confirmed
    • Information updated: 8 August 2022, 4.02pm

    Middlewich Street playing fields, Crewe

    • Arrived: 1 August 2022
    • Current status: Group remained beyond notice period; request made for court hearing. We are unable to advise how long it will take to arrange the date of the hearing as this is dependent on the court’s capacity, however it is usually within a few working days.
    • Notes: Council owned land; 4 caravans
    • Information updated: 3 August 2022, 12.59pm 

    Cheshire West and Chester

    Stoke Gardens/McGarva Way, Ellesmere Port

    • Arrived: 8 August 2022
    • Current status: Officer to attend as soon as possible
    • Notes: Council owned land; 10 caravans
    • Information updated: 9 August 2022, 7.49am

    Rossmore Road West, Ellesmere Port

    • Arrived: 5 August 2022
    • Current status: Group to be served notice
    • Notes: Council owned land; 7 caravans 
    • Information updated: 5 August 2022, 11.08am

    Hartford Way, Chester

    • Arrived: 3 August 2022
    • Current status: Group remained beyond notice period; request to be made for court hearing. We are unable to advise how long it will take to arrange the date of the hearing as this is dependent on the court’s capacity, however it is usually within a few working days
    • Notes: Council owned land; 3 caravans
    • Information updated: 6 August 2022, 11.27am

    Wolverham Park, Ellesmere Port

    • Arrived: 2 August 2022
    • Current status: Group remained beyond notice period; request to be made for court hearing. We are unable to advise how long it will take to arrange the date of the hearing as this is dependent on the court’s capacity, however it is usually within a few working days
    • Notes: Council owned land; 7 caravans
    • Information updated: 8 August 2022, 4.02pm

    Chester Road, Whitby, Ellesmere Port

    • Arrived: 1 August 2022
    • Current status: Landowner to instruct bailiffs to remove the group
    • Notes: Privately owned land; 4 caravans 
    • Information updated: 2 August 2022, 11.17am

    Whitby Park car park, Ellesmere Port

    • Arrived: 29 July 2022
    • Current status: Court order served 8 August; group left 8 August
    • Notes: Council owned land; 11 caravans 
    • Information updated: 9 August 2022, 8.03am

    Wrexham Road Park and Ride, Chester

    • Arrived: 31 July 2022
    • Current status: Group left 6 August
    • Notes: Council owned land; 5 caravans
    • Information updated: 8 August 10.19am

    Warrington

    Victoria Park, Latchford

    • Arrived: 6 August 2022
    • Current status: Group permitted to remain temporarily due to a health issue
    • Notes: 5 caravans
    • Information updated: 8 August 2022, 4.03pm

    Jubilee Hub overspill car park, Orford

    • Arrived: 26 July 2022
    • Current status: Group permitted to remain until 8 August when encampment will be reviewed
    • Notes: Council land; 7 caravans
    • Information updated: 4 August 2022, 1.44pm