Thursday, 4 October 2018

Nottingham City Council Accused Of Trying To 'Ban Homelessness'

A human rights group has accused Nottingham City Council of attempting to "ban homelessness". Liberty claims a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) will mean people are forbidden from giving food to rough sleepers. Lara ten Caten from the group said the PSPO, which is under consultation, suggests homeless people obstructing doorways could be fined. However, the council has denied targeting the homeless. It said the PSPO will be used instead to tackle businesses and charities distributing nuisance leaflets and flyers. The authority said it was looking to manage anti-social behaviour within a "restricted zone" in the city centre. Read more on the BBC website.

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