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Stupid or what ?

This cannot be real Sad  , Council are going to evict 74 familes from their homes so a property firm can use them for  homeless . Crazy3

There are plenty of empty buildings around to convert for the homeless ,, This is total Madness Crazy3

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/petition-launched-to-stop-ridiculous-eviction-of-74-families...

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As I read it the "property" company is making more from the council contract than it did from the rent the tenants were paying. But which council officials gave out the contract without thinking it through and have they still got their jobs.

 

Probably the homeless will have to settle for multiple occupancy so the will get more in at higher density Ticked off

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Pathetic isn't it.

Absolutely disgusting.

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So, they're trying to alleviate homelessness by making people homeless, it's about as daft as trying to remove a wasps nest by adding more wasps... Crazy2

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Is the local council Labour or Conservative ?

The answer to that question might explain a few things..

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Theres lots of homes around the uk that no one wants to live in, the council needs to tidy those ones up and then give those to homeless people. 

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Councils will claim they have no money to do that.

They seem more interested in scoring political points against their opponents than getting on with real tasks.

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Isn't this the same council that ran up a £1M bill with Travelodge accommodating homeless families?

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It's what passes as normal for councils and government. Things only have to look ok on paper.

Trips in the field, as they say, and consequences don't come into it.

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My Niece who lives down there , her sister lives in one of the houses with her 2 kids , has been told to be out in 3 months Sad

Totaly Pathetic council

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Those residents should set up a "collective" between them, and refuse to move out,... because .... moving out on their own accord, will deem them to have made themselves homeless, which is one of the "negative" criteria, that the DHSS ( or whatever they  call themselves) use against people who are homeless, and it effectivel releases the council housing department from finding accomodation for them..

 

Also.. when the bailiffs arrive, they should be notified before hand, and should be able to contact ALL the local and national media, to create as much  publicity for their right to a decent home, which they( presumably ) already have in their current accomodation.

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Conservative, but with a thin majority although I suspect some of the 'opposition' may well be crypto Tories - they seem to be everywhere these days Roll eyes

 

Conservative 31
Labour 14
Liberal Democrats 7
Liberal Party 3
UKIP 2
Werrington First 3

 

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If Baliffs arrive from the high court they can legally get people out within 1 hour, making arrangements for them to return and collect any goods they cannot move in that time.

As shutter points out those who are made to move can go to the council and state they are homeless but the only ones who will get immediate accommodation are those with young children or in some instances severly disabled, the rest will go on the council waiting list.

Even those with children who are offered accommodation are likely to find themselves in a bed sit or some grotty place.

The problem  with involving lots of other people when the Baliffs arrive is that any threat to the Baliffs and the police are called who will arrest anyone attempting to stop the Baliffs.

This type of situation must be awful for those who have to face it and it must also cause anxiety to those in any type of rented accommodation as they could be made homeless through no fault of their own.

Personally I would think residents and members of the public who are concerned should insist on seeing those councillors who made this stupid decision and it is their names and faces that should be shown on the media.