STOP Homelessness Fines by Chelmsford City Council SIGN PETITION

We oppose Chelmsford City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers, and call on the council to abandon any such plans. 

Homelessness at any time of the year is tough, not a life choice many would willingly make, and tough enough without additional pressures placed by Chelmsford City Councils approach.

Your signature will add weight to our protests as we bring this to the attention of the elected chamber in Chelmsford to have them reconsider this action.


Chelmsford must not penalise our poorest.

Homes For Homeless, Not Fines.

We the undersigned totally oppose Chelmsford City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers, and call on the council to abandon any such plans. 

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signed 2016-12-05 21:19:13 +0000
signed 2016-05-18 19:36:47 +0100
Susan Coughlan
signed 2016-02-12 16:08:35 +0000
signed 2016-02-11 17:09:26 +0000
signed via 2015-12-18 10:45:33 +0000
signed via 2015-12-13 11:09:39 +0000
signed 2015-12-09 11:35:35 +0000
signed 2015-12-08 21:42:24 +0000
It’s despicable to fine someone for being homeless! Build more council homes and stop selling them off in the right to buy seceme. There are to many people making a profit out of the housing shortage without adding to the problem. People should only be able to buy one house to rent out if they must, not the 20 or 30+ some people have. If it wasn’t for greedy people like them there wouldn’t be so many homeless people in the first place!!!!!
signed 2015-12-08 20:31:43 +0000
signed 2015-12-08 19:32:31 +0000
If this is really as you suggest, then the leadership of Chelmsford City Council should be ashamed of itself! Not much point in sending money to help the homeless if it is to be taken away as fines. Show some compassion for these poor people and get some affordable homes built so we can get people off the streets. Make immediate use of empty properties. Homelessness really could happen to anyone. Tell them to think about themselves or a relative being in that position. Don’t let them use “cuts” as an excuse for inactivity. Address the problem properly and suggest they try a bit of planning for a change. That’s what we are supposed to vote for, is it not?
signed 2015-12-08 18:51:03 +0000
signed 2015-12-08 17:32:47 +0000
posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-08 17:26:14 +0000
Sign the petition: Homelessness Fines by Chelmsford City Council
@Labourdave tweeted link to this page. 2015-12-08 17:26:09 +0000
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signed 2015-12-08 13:32:59 +0000
This policy is nothing to do with solving the problem of homelessness, it is just about making sure the problem goes elsewhere, so the shoppers on the high street are not bothered by the sight of a homeless person. The council know these people could not afford a fine, so this is purely about encouraging them out of Chelmsford and elsewhere. The council should be looking for a solution to this issue, looking to provide decent housing for people in desperate need, homelessness is not a life style choice, it is the result of circumstances, generally well out of people’s own control, this policy is morally wrong and the council should be ashamed.
signed 2015-12-07 21:59:15 +0000
signed 2015-12-07 16:43:57 +0000
signed 2015-12-07 15:08:22 +0000
signed 2015-12-07 14:31:45 +0000
signed 2015-12-07 14:12:24 +0000
I’m truly lost for words!
@phil_space tweeted link to this page. 2015-12-07 13:56:46 +0000
Sign the petition: Homelessness Fines by Chelmsford City Council http://labourclp68.nationbuilder.com/homelessness?recruiter_id=1968
signed 2015-12-07 13:56:13 +0000
Terrible, regressive move which will serve only to move people on elsewhere. This smells of an ’out of sight out of mind approach to homelessness
signed 2015-12-07 13:26:46 +0000
signed 2015-12-07 10:47:21 +0000
signed 2015-12-07 10:07:50 +0000
signed 2015-12-07 09:52:39 +0000
signed 2015-12-07 09:49:33 +0000
This makes no sense
signed 2015-12-07 09:11:38 +0000
posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-07 09:08:16 +0000
Sign the petition: Homelessness Fines by Chelmsford City Council
signed 2015-12-07 09:07:56 +0000
Its Disgusting, Is Chelmsford County Council not human?

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