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Homeless tents pitched next to Wednesfield Library

By Richard Guttridge | Wednesfield | News | Published:

More tents used by the homeless have sprung up in Wolverhampton.

Three tents have been on Well Lane in Wednesfield over recent days, but two of these have now gone.

It comes after it was revealed homeless were living in tents off Stafford Road, Dunstall Hill.

The tents are near the library

Council bosses said attempts had been made to reach out to the people living in the tents near Wednesfield Library and Community Centre but that they had refused help.

A Wolverhampton Council spokesman said: “Attempts have been made by our outreach team to work with the individuals sleeping in these tents in Wednesfield.

“Unfortunately, up to now, our offers of help have been refused by them and therefore we will have to take action to move them on.

"We will continue to offer support, assistance, and accommodation options to the individuals.”

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Tents have appeared in Wednesfield over recent days

Wednesfield councillor Greg Brackenridge said: "For the last several months council officers along with the P3 homeless charities, Wednesfield neighbourhood police team and other agencies supported by local businesses and myself have worked together and offered support to the homeless in Wednesfield.

"All homeless people in the area have been offered accommodation and support services from the charities, unfortunately some individuals are refusing this offer.

"The three tents that appeared have reduced to one now and further visits are planned very soon.

"Homelessness is a blight on those who are suffering and the community as a whole, and should not be happening in the fifth richest nation in the world."

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Chief Reporter - @RichG_star

Chief Reporter for the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton.

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