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

Crewe Hall Hotel, Weston Road, Crewe

  • Arrived: 1 December 2022
  • Current status: Officer to contact landowner to offer advice and support
  • Notes: Privately owned land; 4 caravans
  • Information updated: 1 December 2022, 4.05pm

Morrisons, Dunwoody Way, Crewe

  • Arrived: 1 December 2022
  • Current status: Landowner to instruct bailiffs
  • Notes: Privately owned land; 4 caravans
  • Information updated: 1 December 2022, 3.49pm

B&Q, Weston Road, Crewe

  • Arrived: 30 November 2022
  • Current status: Officer to contact landowner to offer advice and support
  • Notes: Privately owned land; 1 caravan
  • Information updated: 1 December 2022, 8.24am

Badcocks Lane, Spurstow

  • Arrived: 14 September 2022
  • Current status: Referred to Planning
  • Notes: Privately owned land; 1 caravan
  • Information updated: 27 September 2022, 10.44am

Cheshire West and Chester

North Road, Ellesmere Port

  • Arrived: 30 November 2022
  • Current status: Officer to contact landowner to offer advice and support
  • Notes: Privately owned land; 15 caravans
  • Information updated: 1 December 2022, 8.23am

Chester Road car park, Whitby, Ellesmere Port

  • Arrived: 20 November 2022
  • Current status: Group leaving by end of Monday 5 December
  • Notes: Council owned land; 3 caravans. In the interest of public hygiene portable toilets have been provided. This has no impact on the progress of the legal process
  • Information updated: 2 December 2022, 10.10am

Warrington

Orange Grove, Fearnhead

  • Arrived: 1 December 2022
  • Current status: Officer to attend as soon as possible
  • Notes: Council owned land; 1 caravan
  • Information updated: 1 December 2022, 3.52pm

Rutherford House, Birchwood

  • Arrived: 29 November 2022
  • Current status: Notice served to group directing them to leave by 5pm, Friday 2 December
  • Notes: Council owned land; 3 caravans
  • Information updated: 1 December 2022, 12.15pm

Jubilee Hub overspill car park, Orford

  • Arrived: 24 November 2022
  • Current status: Group temporarily permitted to remain
  • Notes: Council owned land; 9 caravans
  • Information updated: 30 November 2022, 3.55pm