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Anti-homeless Posts Installed to Stop Homeless People Sleeping… Bristol, UK

Bristol businesses and council are trying to take away the limited number of spots in Bristol city where rough sleepers can bed down for the night.

FORTUNATELY… Local people are fighting back and making their voice heard…

The welcome mat and flowers which were placed where a set of anti homeless spikes were removed. See SWNS story SWMAT; Bristolians are fighting anti-homeless sentiments with acts of kindness after controversial spikes were removed from a shopping centre. IT was a place for people to shelter through the cold winter nights, but last week The Galleries installed six silver bollards on Union Street aimed at deterring rough sleepers. Bosses removed the spikes after a public outcry, and now one kind resident had gone one further and extended the hand of friendship to the homeless population. A cat-themed door mat with the word, "welcome", was last night laid in the doorway between the recently closed-down Head record store, and 71 Queens clothing store, where the spikes used to be.
The welcome mat and flowers which were placed where a set of anti homeless spikes were removed. See SWNS story SWMAT; Bristolians are fighting anti-homeless sentiments with acts of kindness after controversial spikes were removed from a shopping centre. IT was a place for people to shelter through the cold winter nights, but last week The Galleries installed six silver bollards on Union Street aimed at deterring rough sleepers. Bosses removed the spikes after a public outcry, and now one kind resident had gone one further and extended the hand of friendship to the homeless population. A cat-themed door mat with the word, “welcome”, was last night laid in the doorway between the recently closed-down Head record store, and 71 Queens clothing store, where the spikes used to be.

 

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Homeless people dying left, right and center… Let’s just ignore it!?

The bodies of the homeless are being discovered in abandoned building, car parts and burning tents and it’s all being swept to one side. Just because somebody is homeless it doesn’t mean they aren’t a human being. Where has the compassion gone in this fucked up world?

Rough sleeping is up by 55% since last year. Rough sleepers are apparently 13 times more likely to be a vicitim of violence whilst on the streets and homeless camps are being shut down, their tents slashes, belongings emptied and even being issued anti-social behaviour warnings and fines or otherwise being prosecuted.

As if homeless spikes, water hoses and anti-homeless bollards weren’t enough.

“A London-based campaign, launched this week by a group of homeless charities, has called on the next mayor of the city to do just that. Research commissioned by the campaign suggested that 68% of Londoners are appalled by the scale of homelessness in the capital, with 72% believing the next mayor should do more to improve the situation.”.

And that’s London alone.

And we’ve only just scratched the surface…

PLEASE READ THIS POST BY POLITICS.CO.UK. You’ll be shocked at what you read…

http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2016/01/28/growing-homeless-crisis-politicians-don-t-talk-about

Bristol’s homeless campers could have their tents confiscated and face court action

Apparently Bristol council think that homeless people should be completely homeless and without shelter. Threatening the homeless with court action is simply ridiculous. I would go on but I think that Peter Hale covers it best!

Read the full story:

Also worth a read on a similar story from December 2015: http://www.bristol247.com/channel/news-comment/features/reportage/what-tents-in-bristol-mean-for-homeslessness