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Freedom of information request response - 06102

FOI request

FOI ID number
06102
Regarding
Homelessness Dispersals
Request
  1. How many complaints has the council received about homeless encampments in the local authority area in the last five calendar years (2014, 2015, 2016,2017,2018)? Please break this down by year.
  2. How many tents have been confiscated by the council after they were used to set up "temporary homes" in the local authority area in the last five  calendar  years (2014, 2015, 2016,2017,2018)? Please break this down by year.
  3. What is the current fee charged by the council to homeless people in order to reclaim such possessions?
  4. How many homeless people have reclaimed their possessions (tents, bags
    etc) confiscated by the council as part of the policy for clearing homeless encampments in the last five calendar years (2014, 2015, 2016,2017,2018)? Please break this down by year.
  5. How many homeless encampments have been cleared by the council in the last five calendar years (2014, 2015, 2016,2017,2018)? Please break this down by year. Please say what bylaws were used to clear these areas. For example:

    Dispersal powers: section 35 of the 2014 Act allows the police to disperse individuals or groups causing or likely to cause antisocial behaviour in public places or common areas of private land, directing them to leave a specified area and not to return for up to 48 hours.

    By homeless encampments I am referring to locations where one or more homeless people live in an area. These encampments can be found on properties owned by private individuals or companies or owned by local, state, and government agencies. They can be in open spaces such as parks etc.

Our response

Response

Eden District Council does not hold this information.

Response date
09 May 2019