Withdraw eviction threats and restore access to the land
  • Petitioned Norwich City Council & The Landowner of ABC Wharf, King Street Norwich

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Norwich City Council & The Landowner of ABC Wharf, King Street Norwich

Withdraw eviction threats and restore access to the land

    1. Richard Alison
    2. Petition by

      Richard Alison

      Norwich, United Kingdom

We the undersigned consider the people on boats (at ABC Wharf and the Waterfront) to be an integral and welcome part of our community. We urge the landowner and City Council to withdraw threats of eviction and restore access between the boats and the street.

The boat people at ABC Wharf are a valued part of the local community. Aside from the fact that the houseboats' presence prevents vandalism and theft in the area, the boat people rescue people and dogs that fall in the river.

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    • Nat Harlow NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Resist gentrification in King Street! This area is a beautiful patchwork quilt of old and new, homes, industries and history. Lose the houseboats and you lose a huge colourful chunk of its character and appeal!

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    • James Dunn NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      People who live in boats are not a new development, they have been a feature of Britain's waterways for thousands of years. Our fixation on home ownership and our willingness to bend to every the every need of developers and landlords is damaging to community and the diversity of local economies. Surely it is counterproductive for a Council to sanction a large scale eviction during a housing crisis?

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    • joanna haywood NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      My friends are getting their electricity cut off, barred out of their homes with a giant fence, it should not be this difficult to live.

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    • Duncan Williamson GODALMING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      This is just wrong, the river is for everyone, not just a privalged few who have the ear of the council

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    • Chris Goodings LOWESTOFT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Some Years ago, approx 16, I too lived on a boat at ABC Warf, so there has been a reasonably long history that should be allowed to continue. People who live there have respect for the waterways that constitute their back yard, unlike some holiday makers.

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