16.03.2019 08:45:35

Is Harlow being used to ‘socially cleanse’ London?

Councils in the capital are dumping vulnerable people in small and unsuitable flats, it is claimedReports of children who are frightened to go home and can’t sleep at night because they are “petrified”; concerns about the potential for grooming of vulnerable adults and youngsters; suspected drug dealing; alcohol-fuelled bad behaviour; incidents of domestic abuse ... Harlow in Essex is being left to pick up the pieces because London councils are “socially cleansing” their boroughs and sending hundreds of vulnerable and troubled people to live in converted office blocks in the town.That is the claim from some politicians and officials in Harlow, which appears to have become a flashpoint for a government policy that allows developers to cram huge numbers of “rabbit hutch” flats into unused office buildings without planning permission. Continue reading...
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