Gypsies and Travellers

Find a permanent site, report an unauthorised encampment, and get support to access education, healthcare and fire safety advice


Gypsy and Traveller services

The Essex Countywide Traveller Unit (ECTU) is a partnership of Essex County Council, local councils, Essex Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Police. Together, we support Gypsies and Travellers to access services, including:

  • supporting children into school and further education
  • health services
  • site and home fire safety visits

We manage unauthorised encampments on ECTU Partner land, and the 12 local authority sites for Gypsies and Travellers.

Contact the Essex Countywide Traveller Unit (ECTU)