SYDNEY COUNCIL- ALLOW HOMELESS PEOPLE TO ERECT/KEEP THEIR TENTS UNTIL FINDING ACCOMODATION

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SYDNEY COUNCIL- ALLOW HOMELESS PEOPLE TO ERECT/KEEP THEIR TENTS UNTIL FINDING ACCOMODATION

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1) We are supporting ALL HOMELESS PEOPLE to have the right to live in tents, especially under the tram line at Wentworth Park, Glebe and Belmore Parks opposite Central until they are able to obtain suitable accommodation. HOMELESS PEOPLE DO NOT ENJOY BEING HOMELESS. They are using a tent for protection from the elements and for a degree of safety. If Sydney City Council and the State Government cannot provide immediate accomodation, then they should allow Homeless people to gather in places like Belmore and Wentworth Park and live in a Community in relative safety with some privacy and protection from the elements. It is acknowledged that currently Council are not taking tents illegally however Homeless people should be allowed to put up tents which offer a minor degree of safety,privacy and community until they are assisted or obtain accomodation themselves. To stop Homeless people from putting up a tent is tantamount to forcing them to sleep in an alleyway, backstreet or unsafe place which is dangerous for everyone however even more so for elderly, disabled and women who sadly whose numbers are increasing.

Homeless Communities include people who have mental health issues, depression, serious health issues, elderly, Indigenous, youth and people with little or no English. We have met many of them and they are good people experiencing hard times and deserve to be treated with compassion.

The City of Sydney Council and Police on Wed 11/2/15, forcibly took away the possessions of the Wentworth Park Homeless Community. 

Council are currently not removing tents from Belmore Park however a Security Guard has confirmed that they have instructed by Council not to allow any new tents. 

We have asked the Mayor and Councillors how would you feel if you were vulnerable and some powerful organisation came along and told you that in 2 weeks they were going to take away everything you had and leave you with one sleeping bag and 2 other bags of personal belongings'?

2) NSW GOVERNMENT - You are selling off public housing ( 293 properties have been earmarked for sale in Millers Point, Gloucester Street and The Rocks - Source ABC News). We need you to give an undertaking that you will provide more net public housing, not less and show more compassion and urgency in providing accommodation for the Homeless. ELSE Homelessness will increase. It is your responsibility to stop this.

How can you help: 

Like us, you likely have a place to live, regular food each day and be able to feel safe at night. We thus want to try to help those less fortunate than ourselves to at least keep what they have.

So, we please ask that you take a little of  your time and support HOMELESS PEOPLE and do what you can to stop this ongoing process of targeting homeless. There is no honor in harassing and bullying the vulnerable.

Please take the time to sign this petition.

Also, Please visit out website www.pleasehelpourhomeless.com  where you can do various things to support these vulnerable people in just a few minutes.

Many thanks for your time. Together we can hopefully make a difference.

 

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This petition had 287 supporters