Useful Information

Useful Links

Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council’s current Unauthorised Encampment (UAE) Management processes and protocols can be found here .

The current process suffers from numerous issues and it is in urgent need of a complete review.  Bristol City Council has stated that are there are
currently no plans to carry this out.

Operations Centre – 0117 922 2050 –
Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) Team – 0117 922 4272 –

Bristol City Council Officers with responsibility for traveller management and van dwellers are:

Mike James – Head of Parking –
Patsy Mellor – Director Management of Place –
Asher Craig – Member of Mayors executive cabinet with ultimate responsibility for UAE management –



Avon & Somerset Police

Avon & Somerset Police has been extremely helpful and supportive when we have spoken to them about theses issues.  They have also demonstrated how quickly they can take action when requested to do so by Bristol City Council – though typically need to wait until they receive such an instruction from Bristol City Council before they proceed.

Avon & Somerset Police contacts are:

Kelly Foyle – Police Community Support Officer –
Inspector Lorna Dallimore : Neighbourhood Team Inspector and Lorna’s Manager –
Sue Mountstevens – Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner –
John Smith – CEO, Avon & Somerset Police Commission –