Unauthorised encampments

How will Stevenage Borough Council deal with unauthorised encampments on local authority owned land?


  • will take action to remove unauthorised encampments from our land.
  • will ensure that any welfare issues are duly considered before making a decision to progress with an eviction.
  • will weigh up any additional evidence gathered regarding the unauthorised encampment  and balance it against the interests of the local community.
  • will work closely with the Police and Herts County Council and agree the best way forward to deal with the unauthorised encampment.

If an eviction is agreed and we are leading on the eviction, we will employ a bailiff to serve a notice to leave the land.  Failure to do so will lead to us exercising self help and removing offending property from the land.  Police will attend to ensure there is no breach of the peace.

If you wish to report an unauthorised encampment please contact our Customer Service Centre.

Contact details

Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242242