Traveller & Sites Team

East Sussex County Council – Traveller Team

Depiction of the team putting together all the pieces of the puzzle

Team Roles

Jim Alexander – Traveller Team Manager

Overall manager of the team, responsible for all the services provided, he aims to foster good relationships between the local Traveller community and the team and within the local community. Jim is always happy to engage with members of the Traveller community to improve communication with the team and with other services.  Contact on 01273 481340

Anthony Marchment – Traveller sites Manager

Responsible for all aspects of site management; e.g. repairs, amenities, and utility services, in relation to the permanent sites and the transit site owned and managed by East Sussex County Council. Anthony is the line manager to the sites officer in the team. Contact on 01273 481340

Christine Parsons – Traveller Liaison Officer.

Available to help the Traveller community if communication difficulties arise with other services, e.g. to support with utility bill problems, engage with Adult or Children's Social Care and/or engage with Education Services. Christine is also the first point of contact if an 'Unauthorised Encampment' arises within East Sussex. Christine is the line manager to the Support worker in the team. Contact on 01273 481340

East Sussex County Council – Gypsy Traveller Site Provision

East Sussex County Council manage 4 sites with permanent residents;

Polly Arch Caravan Site – Polegate

Swan Barn Caravan Site – Hailsham

Batt’s Bridge Caravan Site – Maresfield

Redlands Lane Caravan Site – Robertsbridge

We hold a waiting list for Travellers that would like a pitch on one of these sites. To be added to the waiting list please complete the form below or contact the team on 01273 481340

East Sussex County Council also manage a transit site

Bridies Tan – Lewes

Please contact on 01273 481340 to request access to Bridie’s Tan if you need a temporary place to stay in East Sussex.

East Sussex County Council – Support & Liaison Service

If you need our team to support you, please complete the form on our contact page or call 01273 481340 and ask to speak to the Traveller Liaison Officer, Christine Parsons

Pitch Application Form

Please download the form and once complete, email to


Application forms to download in either PDF or Word format

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