First shipping containers for Brighton homeless project arrive in the city

First shipping containers for Brighton homeless project arrive in the city.

First shipping containers for Brighton homeless project arrive in the city

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The first shipping containers set to be used as homeless accommodation have started arriving this morning.

The converted containers will provide temporary homes for 36 men and women with a history of homelessness.

Developers QED Estates Ltd and housing charity Brighton Housing Trust are behind the scheme, which will be located in Richardson’s Yardoff New England Road behind where the Cobbler’s Thumb used to stand. 

The containers have been transported from the Netherlands and have been stored in the Essex port town of Tilbury while the site in Brighton is prepared.

The containers will be fitted with solar panels on the roofs and will have gardens.

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7:56am Mon 21 Oct 13

rogerthefish says...

Come on you stupid planners what a stupid place to site them for homeless people (who normally have alcohol addiction problems) right next to a busy junction and close to the off license mecca of London road.

I suppose the next thing B&H will just give AMEX planning for the stadium car park without insisting it must be used on no match days for free visitor park and ride use with free train service into Brighton,
Come on you stupid planners what a stupid place to site them for homeless people (who normally have alcohol addiction problems) right next to a busy junction and close to the off license mecca of London road. I suppose the next thing B&H will just give AMEX planning for the stadium car park without insisting it must be used on no match days for free visitor park and ride use with free train service into Brighton, rogerthefish
  • Score: 0

8:16am Mon 21 Oct 13

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

The green council beggars belief
The green council beggars belief Somethingsarejustwrong
  • Score: 5

8:32am Mon 21 Oct 13

HJarrs says...

What a pleasant change to read a story about some of the most vulnerable people in society being given a helping hand. I understand that this scheme will help ex-homeless people back into a more normal life. Credit should go to the people involved in such a far sighted project.

Don't worry moaners, the Argus will be ready to pounce on any negative story!
What a pleasant change to read a story about some of the most vulnerable people in society being given a helping hand. I understand that this scheme will help ex-homeless people back into a more normal life. Credit should go to the people involved in such a far sighted project. Don't worry moaners, the Argus will be ready to pounce on any negative story! HJarrs
  • Score: 12

9:06am Mon 21 Oct 13

the old funker says...

Love Brighton. Always ready to evolve on to the next stage. No matter what or who these people are they are human beings and need help and shelter.
Love Brighton. Always ready to evolve on to the next stage. No matter what or who these people are they are human beings and need help and shelter. the old funker
  • Score: 33

9:22am Mon 21 Oct 13

ThinkBrighton says...

HJarrs wrote:
What a pleasant change to read a story about some of the most vulnerable people in society being given a helping hand. I understand that this scheme will help ex-homeless people back into a more normal life. Credit should go to the people involved in such a far sighted project.

Don't worry moaners, the Argus will be ready to pounce on any negative story!
What a green facing prat
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: What a pleasant change to read a story about some of the most vulnerable people in society being given a helping hand. I understand that this scheme will help ex-homeless people back into a more normal life. Credit should go to the people involved in such a far sighted project. Don't worry moaners, the Argus will be ready to pounce on any negative story![/p][/quote]What a green facing prat ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 10

10:02am Mon 21 Oct 13

Sussex jim says...

HJarrs wrote:
What a pleasant change to read a story about some of the most vulnerable people in society being given a helping hand. I understand that this scheme will help ex-homeless people back into a more normal life. Credit should go to the people involved in such a far sighted project.

Don't worry moaners, the Argus will be ready to pounce on any negative story!
So who is paying for the storage and transportation of these containers, and their conversion and the preparation of the site? Will the costs be covered by the rent and council tax that the occupants will pay?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: What a pleasant change to read a story about some of the most vulnerable people in society being given a helping hand. I understand that this scheme will help ex-homeless people back into a more normal life. Credit should go to the people involved in such a far sighted project. Don't worry moaners, the Argus will be ready to pounce on any negative story![/p][/quote]So who is paying for the storage and transportation of these containers, and their conversion and the preparation of the site? Will the costs be covered by the rent and council tax that the occupants will pay? Sussex jim
  • Score: 14

10:11am Mon 21 Oct 13

Patsyr says...

Sussex jim wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
What a pleasant change to read a story about some of the most vulnerable people in society being given a helping hand. I understand that this scheme will help ex-homeless people back into a more normal life. Credit should go to the people involved in such a far sighted project.

Don't worry moaners, the Argus will be ready to pounce on any negative story!
So who is paying for the storage and transportation of these containers, and their conversion and the preparation of the site? Will the costs be covered by the rent and council tax that the occupants will pay?
I think we know who will be paying.. and I am sure it wont be the residents although if they have alcohol issues they will be getting enhanced benefit.
Good to see that the containers will have gardens. Will there be gardeners provided to tend them I wonder.
[quote][p][bold]Sussex jim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: What a pleasant change to read a story about some of the most vulnerable people in society being given a helping hand. I understand that this scheme will help ex-homeless people back into a more normal life. Credit should go to the people involved in such a far sighted project. Don't worry moaners, the Argus will be ready to pounce on any negative story![/p][/quote]So who is paying for the storage and transportation of these containers, and their conversion and the preparation of the site? Will the costs be covered by the rent and council tax that the occupants will pay?[/p][/quote]I think we know who will be paying.. and I am sure it wont be the residents although if they have alcohol issues they will be getting enhanced benefit. Good to see that the containers will have gardens. Will there be gardeners provided to tend them I wonder. Patsyr
  • Score: 8

10:15am Mon 21 Oct 13

magic_chimp says...

Good job that the Cobbler's Thumb had 'subsidence' and had to be knocked down, otherwise the delivery of the container homes may have been a bit tight through that gap.
Good job that the Cobbler's Thumb had 'subsidence' and had to be knocked down, otherwise the delivery of the container homes may have been a bit tight through that gap. magic_chimp
  • Score: 13

10:26am Mon 21 Oct 13

Eugenius says...

magic_chimp wrote:
Good job that the Cobbler's Thumb had 'subsidence' and had to be knocked down, otherwise the delivery of the container homes may have been a bit tight through that gap.
Cobbler's Thumb site is still fenced off, and the approval of the container project came long before but nice conspiracy theory!
[quote][p][bold]magic_chimp[/bold] wrote: Good job that the Cobbler's Thumb had 'subsidence' and had to be knocked down, otherwise the delivery of the container homes may have been a bit tight through that gap.[/p][/quote]Cobbler's Thumb site is still fenced off, and the approval of the container project came long before but nice conspiracy theory! Eugenius
  • Score: -1

10:27am Mon 21 Oct 13

Eugenius says...

Sussex jim wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
What a pleasant change to read a story about some of the most vulnerable people in society being given a helping hand. I understand that this scheme will help ex-homeless people back into a more normal life. Credit should go to the people involved in such a far sighted project.

Don't worry moaners, the Argus will be ready to pounce on any negative story!
So who is paying for the storage and transportation of these containers, and their conversion and the preparation of the site? Will the costs be covered by the rent and council tax that the occupants will pay?
It's a Brighton Housing Trust project so probably funded by a Homelessness Transition grant from central government.
[quote][p][bold]Sussex jim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: What a pleasant change to read a story about some of the most vulnerable people in society being given a helping hand. I understand that this scheme will help ex-homeless people back into a more normal life. Credit should go to the people involved in such a far sighted project. Don't worry moaners, the Argus will be ready to pounce on any negative story![/p][/quote]So who is paying for the storage and transportation of these containers, and their conversion and the preparation of the site? Will the costs be covered by the rent and council tax that the occupants will pay?[/p][/quote]It's a Brighton Housing Trust project so probably funded by a Homelessness Transition grant from central government. Eugenius
  • Score: 13

11:23am Mon 21 Oct 13

Hove Actually says...

This could be a good idea, just a pity that we cannot build this in the UK though......maybe the Dutch are getting an EU Grant to provide a factory to convert them, work that could have been done here by all those useless schemes our jobless people keep getting pushed into
This could be a good idea, just a pity that we cannot build this in the UK though......maybe the Dutch are getting an EU Grant to provide a factory to convert them, work that could have been done here by all those useless schemes our jobless people keep getting pushed into Hove Actually
  • Score: 17

12:00pm Mon 21 Oct 13

rolivan says...

Hove Actually wrote:
This could be a good idea, just a pity that we cannot build this in the UK though......maybe the Dutch are getting an EU Grant to provide a factory to convert them, work that could have been done here by all those useless schemes our jobless people keep getting pushed into
I think there was an earlier report about a Company in The Netherlands that started building these and went Bankrupt so they were bought by QED.Are all of the support Agencies based in and around New England House.
I just hope that local Homeless people get priority as most of those I have bought food for at times do not appear to be local.
It will be interesting to see how many support workers are allocated to each resident as there seems to be an over abundance of Agencies carrying out the same job.
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: This could be a good idea, just a pity that we cannot build this in the UK though......maybe the Dutch are getting an EU Grant to provide a factory to convert them, work that could have been done here by all those useless schemes our jobless people keep getting pushed into[/p][/quote]I think there was an earlier report about a Company in The Netherlands that started building these and went Bankrupt so they were bought by QED.Are all of the support Agencies based in and around New England House. I just hope that local Homeless people get priority as most of those I have bought food for at times do not appear to be local. It will be interesting to see how many support workers are allocated to each resident as there seems to be an over abundance of Agencies carrying out the same job. rolivan
  • Score: 16

1:51pm Mon 21 Oct 13

Neddage says...

Good idea....terrible location.
Good idea....terrible location. Neddage
  • Score: 10

1:53pm Mon 21 Oct 13

Fairfax Aches says...

Gardens? Turn the hoses on them!
Gardens? Turn the hoses on them! Fairfax Aches
  • Score: -13

3:10pm Mon 21 Oct 13

sad-old-git says...

Neddage wrote:
Good idea....terrible location.
Where would be good then for you? Brighton has a nassive homeless problem that has existed ever since the large man from London came here. It is not going away. Surely there is nothing wrong with providing shelter to enable homeless people to get off the streets.
Maybe other towns and cities need to do the same as well, otherwise we all know what will happen here don't we.
[quote][p][bold]Neddage[/bold] wrote: Good idea....terrible location.[/p][/quote]Where would be good then for you? Brighton has a nassive homeless problem that has existed ever since the large man from London came here. It is not going away. Surely there is nothing wrong with providing shelter to enable homeless people to get off the streets. Maybe other towns and cities need to do the same as well, otherwise we all know what will happen here don't we. sad-old-git
  • Score: 11

3:19pm Mon 21 Oct 13

pearlygrey says...

Patsyr wrote:
Sussex jim wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
What a pleasant change to read a story about some of the most vulnerable people in society being given a helping hand. I understand that this scheme will help ex-homeless people back into a more normal life. Credit should go to the people involved in such a far sighted project.

Don't worry moaners, the Argus will be ready to pounce on any negative story!
So who is paying for the storage and transportation of these containers, and their conversion and the preparation of the site? Will the costs be covered by the rent and council tax that the occupants will pay?
I think we know who will be paying.. and I am sure it wont be the residents although if they have alcohol issues they will be getting enhanced benefit.
Good to see that the containers will have gardens. Will there be gardeners provided to tend them I wonder.
Can you say more about the 'enhanced benefits' for those with alcohol issues? I don't seem to have heard of them but if they're any good, I might develop an alcohol issue myself...

Presumably you are preparing to give up your home and go on the streets - as it's such an easy life? Do let us know how you get on.
[quote][p][bold]Patsyr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sussex jim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: What a pleasant change to read a story about some of the most vulnerable people in society being given a helping hand. I understand that this scheme will help ex-homeless people back into a more normal life. Credit should go to the people involved in such a far sighted project. Don't worry moaners, the Argus will be ready to pounce on any negative story![/p][/quote]So who is paying for the storage and transportation of these containers, and their conversion and the preparation of the site? Will the costs be covered by the rent and council tax that the occupants will pay?[/p][/quote]I think we know who will be paying.. and I am sure it wont be the residents although if they have alcohol issues they will be getting enhanced benefit. Good to see that the containers will have gardens. Will there be gardeners provided to tend them I wonder.[/p][/quote]Can you say more about the 'enhanced benefits' for those with alcohol issues? I don't seem to have heard of them but if they're any good, I might develop an alcohol issue myself... Presumably you are preparing to give up your home and go on the streets - as it's such an easy life? Do let us know how you get on. pearlygrey
  • Score: 8

3:23pm Mon 21 Oct 13

VoodooGangbanger says...

its not a great idea at all ive worked with and inside a storage container, the noise when it rains is disastrous and if the containers elevated it tends to get battered by the winds.

and not to mention the seagulls on the roof drive you crazy as they pitter patter back and forth.
its not a great idea at all ive worked with and inside a storage container, the noise when it rains is disastrous and if the containers elevated it tends to get battered by the winds. and not to mention the seagulls on the roof drive you crazy as they pitter patter back and forth. VoodooGangbanger
  • Score: 5

3:24pm Mon 21 Oct 13

KarenT says...

Build it and they will come!
Build it and they will come! KarenT
  • Score: 3

3:47pm Mon 21 Oct 13

melee says...

I expect they will be noisy but still better than a doorway with traffic going past. I don't imagine trying to sleep in a normal homeless shelter is a very relaxing experience either so being able to close the door and be secure (and dry) will make all the difference to people. I hope this gives a few people the chance to get back on their feet.
However I can't help wondering why the containers had to be shipped all the way from the Netherlands, doubtless at huge expense. Surely we could have found some on our own doorstep? It would have been nice if some local tradesmen had got some work from converting them, I'm sure they are more than capable! Why this need to pay foreigners to do the simplest of tasks?
I expect they will be noisy but still better than a doorway with traffic going past. I don't imagine trying to sleep in a normal homeless shelter is a very relaxing experience either so being able to close the door and be secure (and dry) will make all the difference to people. I hope this gives a few people the chance to get back on their feet. However I can't help wondering why the containers had to be shipped all the way from the Netherlands, doubtless at huge expense. Surely we could have found some on our own doorstep? It would have been nice if some local tradesmen had got some work from converting them, I'm sure they are more than capable! Why this need to pay foreigners to do the simplest of tasks? melee
  • Score: 9

3:59pm Mon 21 Oct 13

metamorphosis says...

When the powers that be decide to create a super race there will be absolutely no need for these as half of Brighton will have been euthanized
When the powers that be decide to create a super race there will be absolutely no need for these as half of Brighton will have been euthanized metamorphosis
  • Score: 9

6:20pm Mon 21 Oct 13

We are the 99% says...

While the rich live in acres and acres of land, swimming pools, stables, heli-pads etc. we now have (in 2013), people living in metal containers!
Absolutely disgusting!
Bet they'll soon get fed up with the noise from the scrap metal yard next door?
And what is the point, (as I KEEP TELLING SHELTER), in finding homes for the homeless, if they then find, they don't earn enough or get enough, to pay the ever increasing bills, to keep that home going!
While the rich live in acres and acres of land, swimming pools, stables, heli-pads etc. we now have (in 2013), people living in metal containers! Absolutely disgusting! Bet they'll soon get fed up with the noise from the scrap metal yard next door? And what is the point, (as I KEEP TELLING SHELTER), in finding homes for the homeless, if they then find, they don't earn enough or get enough, to pay the ever increasing bills, to keep that home going! We are the 99%
  • Score: 8

6:33pm Mon 21 Oct 13

rolivan says...

We are the 99% wrote:
While the rich live in acres and acres of land, swimming pools, stables, heli-pads etc. we now have (in 2013), people living in metal containers!
Absolutely disgusting!
Bet they'll soon get fed up with the noise from the scrap metal yard next door?
And what is the point, (as I KEEP TELLING SHELTER), in finding homes for the homeless, if they then find, they don't earn enough or get enough, to pay the ever increasing bills, to keep that home going!
I think you will find they are fitted out with insulation also as the address is Richardsons Yard I would hazard a guess that the scrap yard is closed.As for the bills they will be paid for by benefits with help from the multitude of Agencies that are involved all non for profit but most funding taken up by High Salaries.I shall take a walk over next week from Hove and see what they look like.
I wonder why these people don't want to use the facilities at Emmaus?
[quote][p][bold]We are the 99%[/bold] wrote: While the rich live in acres and acres of land, swimming pools, stables, heli-pads etc. we now have (in 2013), people living in metal containers! Absolutely disgusting! Bet they'll soon get fed up with the noise from the scrap metal yard next door? And what is the point, (as I KEEP TELLING SHELTER), in finding homes for the homeless, if they then find, they don't earn enough or get enough, to pay the ever increasing bills, to keep that home going![/p][/quote]I think you will find they are fitted out with insulation also as the address is Richardsons Yard I would hazard a guess that the scrap yard is closed.As for the bills they will be paid for by benefits with help from the multitude of Agencies that are involved all non for profit but most funding taken up by High Salaries.I shall take a walk over next week from Hove and see what they look like. I wonder why these people don't want to use the facilities at Emmaus? rolivan
  • Score: 4

11:07pm Mon 21 Oct 13

dsvm22 says...

The containers will be fitted with solar panels on the roofs, whats the point. the site is next to a railway enbankment that receives the sun on a good day for about 3 hours
The containers will be fitted with solar panels on the roofs, whats the point. the site is next to a railway enbankment that receives the sun on a good day for about 3 hours dsvm22
  • Score: -1

1:10am Tue 22 Oct 13

rogerthefish says...

We are the 99% wrote:
While the rich live in acres and acres of land, swimming pools, stables, heli-pads etc. we now have (in 2013), people living in metal containers!
Absolutely disgusting!
Bet they'll soon get fed up with the noise from the scrap metal yard next door?
And what is the point, (as I KEEP TELLING SHELTER), in finding homes for the homeless, if they then find, they don't earn enough or get enough, to pay the ever increasing bills, to keep that home going!
Whilst the feckless lazy do nothing but sponge off the state and then after being provided with a roof above their heads you expect the bills to be paid, you forget they don't actually earn anything, but somehow generally expect enough to visit the off licence on a regular basis as well.

Would you require the hard working "rich live in acres and acres of land, swimming pools, stables, heli-pads etc" to give these things up....then I suggest you move to North Korea,
[quote][p][bold]We are the 99%[/bold] wrote: While the rich live in acres and acres of land, swimming pools, stables, heli-pads etc. we now have (in 2013), people living in metal containers! Absolutely disgusting! Bet they'll soon get fed up with the noise from the scrap metal yard next door? And what is the point, (as I KEEP TELLING SHELTER), in finding homes for the homeless, if they then find, they don't earn enough or get enough, to pay the ever increasing bills, to keep that home going![/p][/quote]Whilst the feckless lazy do nothing but sponge off the state and then after being provided with a roof above their heads you expect the bills to be paid, you forget they don't actually earn anything, but somehow generally expect enough to visit the off licence on a regular basis as well. Would you require the hard working "rich live in acres and acres of land, swimming pools, stables, heli-pads etc" to give these things up....then I suggest you move to North Korea, rogerthefish
  • Score: -3

7:37am Tue 22 Oct 13

alyn, southwick says...

rolivan wrote:
We are the 99% wrote:
While the rich live in acres and acres of land, swimming pools, stables, heli-pads etc. we now have (in 2013), people living in metal containers!
Absolutely disgusting!
Bet they'll soon get fed up with the noise from the scrap metal yard next door?
And what is the point, (as I KEEP TELLING SHELTER), in finding homes for the homeless, if they then find, they don't earn enough or get enough, to pay the ever increasing bills, to keep that home going!
I think you will find they are fitted out with insulation also as the address is Richardsons Yard I would hazard a guess that the scrap yard is closed.As for the bills they will be paid for by benefits with help from the multitude of Agencies that are involved all non for profit but most funding taken up by High Salaries.I shall take a walk over next week from Hove and see what they look like.
I wonder why these people don't want to use the facilities at Emmaus?
I bet they have nothing against Emmaus, but this is the next step in their rehabilitation (an analogy following your reasoning, would be having people stay in hospital long after their operation!)
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are the 99%[/bold] wrote: While the rich live in acres and acres of land, swimming pools, stables, heli-pads etc. we now have (in 2013), people living in metal containers! Absolutely disgusting! Bet they'll soon get fed up with the noise from the scrap metal yard next door? And what is the point, (as I KEEP TELLING SHELTER), in finding homes for the homeless, if they then find, they don't earn enough or get enough, to pay the ever increasing bills, to keep that home going![/p][/quote]I think you will find they are fitted out with insulation also as the address is Richardsons Yard I would hazard a guess that the scrap yard is closed.As for the bills they will be paid for by benefits with help from the multitude of Agencies that are involved all non for profit but most funding taken up by High Salaries.I shall take a walk over next week from Hove and see what they look like. I wonder why these people don't want to use the facilities at Emmaus?[/p][/quote]I bet they have nothing against Emmaus, but this is the next step in their rehabilitation (an analogy following your reasoning, would be having people stay in hospital long after their operation!) alyn, southwick
  • Score: 1

7:39am Tue 22 Oct 13

alyn, southwick says...

rogerthefish wrote:
Come on you stupid planners what a stupid place to site them for homeless people (who normally have alcohol addiction problems) right next to a busy junction and close to the off license mecca of London road.

I suppose the next thing B&H will just give AMEX planning for the stadium car park without insisting it must be used on no match days for free visitor park and ride use with free train service into Brighton,
And where would you suggest them be sited, Outer Mongolia or the moon? Anyway except well out of sight there would be access to alcohol!
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: Come on you stupid planners what a stupid place to site them for homeless people (who normally have alcohol addiction problems) right next to a busy junction and close to the off license mecca of London road. I suppose the next thing B&H will just give AMEX planning for the stadium car park without insisting it must be used on no match days for free visitor park and ride use with free train service into Brighton,[/p][/quote]And where would you suggest them be sited, Outer Mongolia or the moon? Anyway except well out of sight there would be access to alcohol! alyn, southwick
  • Score: 0

7:43am Tue 22 Oct 13

Joshiman says...

Its Party time.
Its Party time. Joshiman
  • Score: 0

7:46am Tue 22 Oct 13

Joshiman says...

KarenT wrote:
Build it and they will come!
from all over the world
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Build it and they will come![/p][/quote]from all over the world Joshiman
  • Score: 1

10:10pm Tue 22 Oct 13

PorkBoat says...

melee wrote:
I expect they will be noisy but still better than a doorway with traffic going past. I don't imagine trying to sleep in a normal homeless shelter is a very relaxing experience either so being able to close the door and be secure (and dry) will make all the difference to people. I hope this gives a few people the chance to get back on their feet.
However I can't help wondering why the containers had to be shipped all the way from the Netherlands, doubtless at huge expense. Surely we could have found some on our own doorstep? It would have been nice if some local tradesmen had got some work from converting them, I'm sure they are more than capable! Why this need to pay foreigners to do the simplest of tasks?
Didn't you know? Britons are "too lazy" to work, apparently. Said so in the Daily Mail, Express, even Jamie Oliver said it, tho it mutht be twue.
[quote][p][bold]melee[/bold] wrote: I expect they will be noisy but still better than a doorway with traffic going past. I don't imagine trying to sleep in a normal homeless shelter is a very relaxing experience either so being able to close the door and be secure (and dry) will make all the difference to people. I hope this gives a few people the chance to get back on their feet. However I can't help wondering why the containers had to be shipped all the way from the Netherlands, doubtless at huge expense. Surely we could have found some on our own doorstep? It would have been nice if some local tradesmen had got some work from converting them, I'm sure they are more than capable! Why this need to pay foreigners to do the simplest of tasks?[/p][/quote]Didn't you know? Britons are "too lazy" to work, apparently. Said so in the Daily Mail, Express, even Jamie Oliver said it, tho it mutht be twue. PorkBoat
  • Score: 1

9:16am Sat 26 Oct 13

Brighton tom says...

rolivan wrote:
We are the 99% wrote:
While the rich live in acres and acres of land, swimming pools, stables, heli-pads etc. we now have (in 2013), people living in metal containers!
Absolutely disgusting!
Bet they'll soon get fed up with the noise from the scrap metal yard next door?
And what is the point, (as I KEEP TELLING SHELTER), in finding homes for the homeless, if they then find, they don't earn enough or get enough, to pay the ever increasing bills, to keep that home going!
I think you will find they are fitted out with insulation also as the address is Richardsons Yard I would hazard a guess that the scrap yard is closed.As for the bills they will be paid for by benefits with help from the multitude of Agencies that are involved all non for profit but most funding taken up by High Salaries.I shall take a walk over next week from Hove and see what they look like.
I wonder why these people don't want to use the facilities at Emmaus?
The Scrap yard is still in operation..... stupid location. Looks awful, esp with the backdrop of a Grade II listed Bridge.... well done B&H Council.... Another GREAT decision... NOT
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are the 99%[/bold] wrote: While the rich live in acres and acres of land, swimming pools, stables, heli-pads etc. we now have (in 2013), people living in metal containers! Absolutely disgusting! Bet they'll soon get fed up with the noise from the scrap metal yard next door? And what is the point, (as I KEEP TELLING SHELTER), in finding homes for the homeless, if they then find, they don't earn enough or get enough, to pay the ever increasing bills, to keep that home going![/p][/quote]I think you will find they are fitted out with insulation also as the address is Richardsons Yard I would hazard a guess that the scrap yard is closed.As for the bills they will be paid for by benefits with help from the multitude of Agencies that are involved all non for profit but most funding taken up by High Salaries.I shall take a walk over next week from Hove and see what they look like. I wonder why these people don't want to use the facilities at Emmaus?[/p][/quote]The Scrap yard is still in operation..... stupid location. Looks awful, esp with the backdrop of a Grade II listed Bridge.... well done B&H Council.... Another GREAT decision... NOT Brighton tom
  • Score: 0

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