Wow at the letter. I'm on the next street, and I agree that there has to be a better way to address these problems. Also not sure all of them are caused by the people who are, or were, living locally in vehicles.
Sorry i don't understand, are ypu living in this van as a homeless person alone ?
No. Jonathan says not, and very clearly.
No need for a parking permit on Gorleston Road (or Newsam Avenue) - not sure about Ida Road which is an estate - it's (just) outside the CPZ. Though it presumably is registered
Are you sure that the letter is not some sort of prank?, before you tear into LBH make sure that it is an official notice with a form number and reference. As a registered vehicle this letter could have been posted to you rather than stuck on the van.
I agree it's not a good letter. I hope your post will help bring it to the attention of the Council and they can arrange to rewrite it.
I suppose the letter is intended to carry some legal force. So, to that extent it needs to contain some clear messages in formal language. Nonetheless, there would still be plenty of room for a more understanding approach and perhaps some references to agencies who can help.
I imagine that many of us would hope for the Council to do more to help. I imagine the reality of the situation is that with funding cut to the bone, they're not keen to encourage any behaviour that will bring rough sleepers into Haringey. It's a copy of the governmental response to immigration we're seeing played out on a global scale - make it unattractive for them to be here and they'll be less likely to come.
Anyone got Alan Bennett's phone number?
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