London ships out 100 homeless people to Slough

Published: 24 May 2013 15:303 comments

A HUNDRED homeless people were shipped out of Greater London to be housed in Slough last year.

BLAMELESS: Slough Borough Council leader Rob Anderson said he 'can't blame' London boroughs for sending homeless people to Slough

BLAMELESS: Slough Borough Council leader Rob Anderson said he 'can't blame' London boroughs for sending homeless people to Slough

Figures from a Bureau of Investigative Journalism study show 49 homeless people from Hounslow were housed in Slough, with 21 from Richmond-Upon-Thames and 9 from Hillingdon in the last year.

Council leader Rob Anderson said: "I'm very clear what needs to be done - London boroughs have a duty to inform us if they are placing a family here.

"I can't blame the London boroughs, they are under such pressure, they move people from west London to Hounslow and then they end up being moved here and we are the end of the line. We have no choice but to send people up north if we have to.

"We have one of the highest waiting lists for housing - around 7,000 people. One concern is that our private rental sector will get filled up by people moving in from out of borough. Large employers are already complaining to me that their staff are struggling to find places to live."

The study collated figures from April last year and last month.

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  • JUDGE1066
    628 posts
    May 24, 17:58
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    I thought I had noticed another influx :-D

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  • purdie1
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    May 24, 22:15
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    " I can't blame the London Boroughs their under such pressure who writes his stuff ? "

    We Have a massive amount of Homeless already,

    We have massive overcrowding,

    We have a massive amount of beds in sheds,

    We have a massive waiting list for council houses,

    We have polish people living in tents on the Jubilee river under the bridges ,

    We have people who cannot afford the bedroom tax and will be evicted if they cannot pay.

    so they will lose their homes and become homeless.

    A massive amount of people claiming housing benefit and job seekers, because all the decent work is farmed out to outsiders.


    60 people queuing outside Landmark House yesterday to put in fresh claims as I drove past at 920 the queue went back from the Front door to the pawn shop I thought Peter Andre' was in Town.

    But the Good News is we have a lovely Labour Run Town Hall with staff entered in the rich list where the walls and floors are dripping in marble.

    I wonder how much the Council received from the Government to take these extra people.

    And then after the expensive trip to china aren't you supposed to be bringing in a lot of people from china who are bringing in loads of work for our people ?

    Where are they going to live ?

    ROLL ON THE ELECTIONS, Hayhoe and away Labour Goooooooooooo.

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  • purdie1
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    May 24, 22:22
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    The Slough ANTHEM.

    I love this tune and the kids are great " The youth of Today "

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