Gypsy & Traveller sites

Gypsy & Traveller sites

Here you will find information about our Gypsy and Traveller sites in the county.

Permanent Gypsy & Traveller sites

We provide the following two permanent sites for the Gypsy and Traveller community.

  • Hartford Bridge, Bedlington
  • Lyneburn Cottages, Lynemouth
To apply for a pitch, please contact housing services:

Telephone: 0345 600 6400

Gypsy and traveller pitch allocation policy
This policy sets out how the council allocates pitches at both Hartford Bridge and Lyneburn.

Unauthorised encampments

The council has a duty to look after the welfare of people on unauthorised encampments.

Welfare checks are carried out upon our first visit. To ensure the welfare of both the Travellers and the local community are protected, a Gypsy Roma Traveller liaison officer works closely with:

  • landowners
  • local businesses and communities
  • the police
  • environmental health
  • the GRT communities