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Gypsy and Traveller sites in Leicester

Leicester has three permanent Gypsy and Traveller sites in Leicester, at Meynell’s Gorse, Redhill Nook and Greengate Nook which have a total of 37 spaces for families. There is currently a long waiting list for pitches.

Some of the families have lived in or around Leicester area for generations and spend most, if not all of the year, in the area. Some have children in local schools and are registered with local GPs.

Each pitch has space for up to two caravans and parking. There is also an amenity block for day use that has fully fitted kitchens, bathrooms and a living area. All pitches have separate electric and water supplies and refuse collection. Electric hook-up and mains sewerage connection points are also located on each pitch. Site residents are responsible for paying pitch fees, as well as electricity, water and council tax bills.

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Multi Agency Traveller Unit

The Multi Agency Traveller Unit (MATU) provides a variety of support services for both local and transient Gypsies and Travellers as well as the management of unauthorised encampments (where people camp on land that they do not have permission to stay on). Unauthorised encampments can occur on parks, highways, car parks and private land associated with local businesses

MATU is responsible for visiting and managing unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller camps across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, resolving situations by negotiation or enforcement of government legislation. MATU is also able to provide advice to private landowners regarding the prevention and resolution of unauthorised encampments on their land.

Reporting unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller camps

Please contact MATU if you wish to report an unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller camp in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland: