Councils buying homeless one-way train tickets

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    Councillor X
    Councillor X
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    A number of Councils in England are regularly buying one-way train tickets for homeless people to get them out of their area.

    Possibly a better solution than a drug consumption room in Wrexham which will only invite people into the area to get their fixes!

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #138905

    zinger
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    If the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has had meetings with BCUHB and the local authority he must surely have minutes of the meeting.
    The one way train ticket idea sounds like a good one. They could perhaps be shipped off to Switzerland as they appear to have the answer to the problem & are already geared up for it.
    I hope that the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner didn’t go to Switzerland at our expense.

    #138912

    Matt
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    Well, I heard earlier this year that Chester were buying homeless people one-way bus tickets to Wrexham. How cheap are they not even shelling out for a train ticket.

    Thing is, this isn’t actually going to have any net benefit on the overall number of homeless people around the UK and the resources they require, because they have to go somewhere. So, if for example Leeds are tactically sending homeless to Sheffield, they’re probably doing it the other way round too.

    These are still human beings who need some level of support, whether or not people agree with it. Even if you try and concentrate sending all the so-called ‘undesirables’ to one place, like what has happened in Rhyl, then there gets a point where a place can’t handle it or it gets so bad an overflow occurs. As we’ve seen, some of the Rhyl homeless and persistent drug abusers have decided to come to Wrexham.

    If I were homeless I’d just abuse the hell out of the getting a train ticket thing and have a free ride around the country every week, see if I could get a first class upgrade.

    #138913

    JW
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    Well, I heard earlier this year that Chester were buying homeless people one-way bus tickets to Wrexham. How cheap are they not even shelling out for a train ticket.

    Slagging of a Labour Council, have you defected Matt?!😮

    #138917

    bubble
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    Even if you try and concentrate sending all the so-called ‘undesirables’ to one place, like what has happened in Rhyl, then there gets a point where a place can’t handle it or it gets so bad an overflow occurs. As we’ve seen, some of the Rhyl homeless and persistent drug abusers have decided to come to Wrexham.

    Makes me chuckle now to remember that when I were a lass our annual Sunday school outing was ALWAYS to Rhyl – I’m now wondering where they go these days. I bet it’s not Rhyl, and not only because it’s no funfair anymore.

    #138970

    Nen
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    Yes, I’ve heard of Chester doing this. And you can guess where many of them are headed!

    #138985

    bubble
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    If I believed that they would not return, I’d personally be willing to stump up the money for some train tickets for these individuals.

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