Petition update

Update on further actions: Demo 22nd June, anti-homeless spikes & keeping a lookout for PSPOs

Zahira Patel
Hackney, London, United Kingdom

Jun 11, 2015 — Dear all,

Once again, thank you all for your support in getting Hackney Council to remove rough sleeping from its PSPO. It really is a brilliant victory and many groups who I've been working with have said they almost never see suck a quick turn-around - so well done!

As promised, I am writing to update you on all the planned action in light of Hackney Council's decision. Here is a list of further action you may be interested in:

1. Digs have informed me that their planned protest on 22nd June outside Hackney Town Hall is still going ahead as they are calling for a full removal of the PSPO. You can see their event page here - https://www.facebook.com/events/1403275666667416/ and read their statement here: http://hackneyrenters.org/2015/06/05/hackney-council-back-down-on-plans-to-fine-rough-sleepers/

2. I have also been told that a Sleep Out outside on 15 June is still going ahead - you can see the events page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/857028787702731/

3. Some wonderful Change.org staff who also worked on the petition against Oxford Council have been thinking of ways we can challenge these sorts of measures by all councils who try to use them. They will be emailing people and asking them to check their local council to see if they also have this new rule and report back. If any other councils are including rough sleepers in their PSPOs, people can start their own petitions and call for them to remove this term. So please do look out for this email everyone, it's a brilliant idea and a great way for us to stop this wherever we find it.

4. Lastly, anti-homeless spikes have been spotted outside Foxtons in Holborn. If you would like to challenge this, I have started a petition calling on them to remove these spikes which you can find and sign here: https://www.change.org/p/foxtons-remove-the-anti-homeless-spikes-outside-your-holborn-store

Well that's all from me! Thank you all once again for your support, I hope you are all as pleased with the news as I am.

With very warm wishes,

Zahira Patel


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