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Managing Unauthorised Encampments policy

Managing unauthorised encampments policy

The policies for managing unauthorised encampments and vehicle dwelling encampments on the highway used by Bristol City Council and Avon and Somerset Police.

Policy for managing unauthorised encampments

This protocol sets out the procedures to be adopted by both Bristol City Council and Avon and Somerset Police. 

It sets in place a procedure for formal review of the protocol to ensure the protocol remains current, and is able to reflect legislative and national policy changes. 

Each subsequence edition is numbered and carries the month and year of publication.

Policy for managing vehicle dwelling encampments on the highway

This policy sets out how we'll:

  • manage vehicle dwelling encampments, including how we'll support people living in vehicles
  • what action we'll take if an encampment has a high impact on an area

Policy for vehicle dwelling encampments on the highway (pdf, 1,018KB) (opens new window)

Email neighbourhood.enforcement@bristol.gov.uk or call 0117 922 2500 if you're concerned about:

  • the welfare of a vehicle occupant
  • the way a vehicle dwelling encampment is being managed