Gypsy and Traveller sites in Central Bedfordshire
Central Bedfordshire has 47 permanent Gypsy and Traveller sites, with a total of 370 pitches (Gypsy and Traveller sites and Travelling showpeople sites.)
We own and manage three sites: Chiltern View in Eaton Bray, Timberlands in Pepperstock, and Common Road in Potton. A fourth site at Dunton Lane will be open in 2018. These sites are managed by our Gypsy and Traveller Site Managers, who are responsible for the day to day management of these sites. This includes the allocation of plots, health and safety, as well as advice and guidance. The Site Manger is also fundamental to building successful relationships with key partner agencies, tenant involvement, and leading the development of services, policies and procedures.
Additionally, the Gypsy and Traveller Site Manager is also responsible for dealing with unauthorised encampments on our land.
If you have any queries regarding sites owned by us, please contact 0300 300 5378.
Download plot application form (PDF 186.2KB) .
Privately owned sites
As well as the three council-owned sites, there are 44 privately owned sites (eight of which are Travelling Showpeople sites). These sites are often family-run and a part of the community in which they are situated.
We have an appointed Gypsy and Traveller Engagement Officer who works as part of the Community Safety Team to provide a point of contact for the local Gypsy and Traveller community and to continuously review the way we work with our Gypsy and Traveller residents. This is done through partnership working, site visit engagement, and a collaborative approach between our teams.
If you have any queries regarding the privately owned sites , please contact 0300 300 5197.