Homeless people move on from Max Miller Walk

Homeless people move on from Max Miller Walk

Homeless people move on from Max Miller Walk

First published in News

HOMELESS people who pitched tents on Brighton’s seafront have moved on.

The tents were spotted on Max Miller Walk, above Madeira Drive, last Thursday.

Passers-by reported seeing people urinating on the floor and spitting down on to Madeira Drive.

Brighton and Hove City Council investigated reports of many rough sleepers camping along the seafront.

A council spokesperson added: “The city does experience individuals camping in unauthorised places including the seafront.

“We are grateful for the support and intelligence of the local business community.

“While we aim to deal swiftly with acts of antisocial behaviour, our actions also reflect the fact that we are also often dealing with vulnerable people with health, mental health and substance abuse problems.

“We are keeping the situation under review including stepping up patrols and prosecution where required and practical.”

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10:32am Wed 25 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

Why don't the armies of travellers receive the same 'moving on' treatment?

Is it because the tourists don't get to see them?
Why don't the armies of travellers receive the same 'moving on' treatment? Is it because the tourists don't get to see them? stevo!!
  • Score: 8

12:48pm Wed 25 Jun 14

lorrie1 says...

Thats what happens when landlords and agents DONT accept DSS anymore, half of the country will be homeless soon
Thats what happens when landlords and agents DONT accept DSS anymore, half of the country will be homeless soon lorrie1
  • Score: 9

1:07pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Bugzy84 says...

Action after it is splashed over the Argus, they had been there for a while before.

“While we aim to deal swiftly with acts of antisocial behaviour, our actions also reflect the fact that we are also often dealing with vulnerable people with health, mental health and substance abuse problems."

If they have these problem why are they not taken to mental health homes and drug rehab centre's where they belong instead of s***ting in the streets.
Action after it is splashed over the Argus, they had been there for a while before. “While we aim to deal swiftly with acts of antisocial behaviour, our actions also reflect the fact that we are also often dealing with vulnerable people with health, mental health and substance abuse problems." If they have these problem why are they not taken to mental health homes and drug rehab centre's where they belong instead of s***ting in the streets. Bugzy84
  • Score: 3

1:14pm Wed 25 Jun 14

tekniko says...

So why were the homeless allowed to stay on the Max Miller walk for so long whilst the general public are banned due to structural safety concerns?
So why were the homeless allowed to stay on the Max Miller walk for so long whilst the general public are banned due to structural safety concerns? tekniko
  • Score: 3

4:27pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Goldenwight says...

Bugzy84 wrote:
Action after it is splashed over the Argus, they had been there for a while before. “While we aim to deal swiftly with acts of antisocial behaviour, our actions also reflect the fact that we are also often dealing with vulnerable people with health, mental health and substance abuse problems." If they have these problem why are they not taken to mental health homes and drug rehab centre's where they belong instead of s***ting in the streets.
Perhaps because they don't belong in either of these places? In any event, we have a chronic shortage of mental health beds and getting into rehab (assuming that they even wanted to) is virtually impossible unless you can demonstrate a secure lifestyle- so if you are homeless it isn't even worth trying.
[quote][p][bold]Bugzy84[/bold] wrote: Action after it is splashed over the Argus, they had been there for a while before. “While we aim to deal swiftly with acts of antisocial behaviour, our actions also reflect the fact that we are also often dealing with vulnerable people with health, mental health and substance abuse problems." If they have these problem why are they not taken to mental health homes and drug rehab centre's where they belong instead of s***ting in the streets.[/p][/quote]Perhaps because they don't belong in either of these places? In any event, we have a chronic shortage of mental health beds and getting into rehab (assuming that they even wanted to) is virtually impossible unless you can demonstrate a secure lifestyle- so if you are homeless it isn't even worth trying. Goldenwight
  • Score: 0

1:50pm Thu 26 Jun 14

brightonline says...

since when has it been called Max Miller Walk? Dog turd alley more like.....
since when has it been called Max Miller Walk? Dog turd alley more like..... brightonline
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