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Winter shelter plans for Lewes rough sleepers

On 14 Dec 2018 at 2:29pm local2 wrote:
Brilliant news

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On 14 Dec 2018 at 5:25pm Green Sleeves wrote:
It will be empty, because apparently no one is really homeless in Lewes....
On 14 Dec 2018 at 6:51pm Nevillman wrote:
Can they keep the piles of sleeping bags and other stuff there at least. I saw 3 piles in town today. No one begging but why do we have to have this lying around? No one wants to see someone die because the council threw away their sleeping bag but if they are providing emergency accommodation, can it now be treated as the fly tipped rubbish it appears to be.
On 14 Dec 2018 at 7:38pm Bert wrote:
The Boots guy just keeps collecting/stealing donation bags left outside charity shops. He has a serious hoarding disorder amongst other issues.
On 15 Dec 2018 at 8:34am CactusBadger wrote:
There are very few genuine rough sleepers in Lewes. The majority are beggars funding one habit or another. I watch them regularly carrying the props of their 'trade' from Landport. There is now police regularly hanging around Green Walk. This is where the dealers have been spotted supplying these people. Please stop giving them money and they'll move on or ask for the help they need. Support a food bank, homeless or addiction charity if you feel the need to help.
On 15 Dec 2018 at 9:04am Sensible wrote:
What about punishment? Punishment for littering the streets and being offensive to people. The mess is caused by wilful leeches of goodwill, not genuinely charitable cases at all. We would rather save our efforts for deserving people who behave, such as brave ex-servicemen.
On 15 Dec 2018 at 12:19pm Green Sleeves wrote:
Yeah, lets punish the poor more (and when they are down). 8 years of austerity and government mismanagement is simply not sufficient.
On 15 Dec 2018 at 10:01pm CactusBadger wrote:
Punishment!? Would you punish someone for being mentally ill? Addiction should be treated as a disease of the mind. It will make those who are in it's grip do and say things that they would less likely to do under normal circumstances. It takes a strength of will seldom seen to break the cycle. Even then, it seems, ex addicts can only hope at best to achieve an uneasy remission. They should be prevented from causing misery and hardship to others. But punishing addicts for addictive behaviours seems pointless.
On 16 Dec 2018 at 10:48am Sensible wrote:
If you consider the vast numbers of people who have been offended or verbally attacked by the work-shy, dirty poor or homeless, long term punishment is a correct and effective deterrent. Do-gooders talking about 'addiction' have forgotten that the decision to possess and use illegal drugs was taken by the addict and no-one else. Even children at Sunday School are taught about the unclean and lazy: "The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing."
On 16 Dec 2018 at 12:14pm Green Sleeves wrote:
lol @ "do-gooders", you MUST be a troll, am I right??

Is "Sensible" the new, registered username for the forums favourite fake Hyacinth Bucket, "Jennifer"?? The sunday school line sounded just like something she would utter. I miss her "won't anyone just think of the children?" reactionary-style comments.
On 18 Dec 2018 at 10:16am Grumbleweed wrote:
They seem to disappear at night, although the pitch outaide boots can be occupied on a Friday or Saturday night when there are more people around.

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