Rough Sleeping Request

Rachael Venables made this Freedom of Information request to Brent Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 33 authorities

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Brent Borough Council,

I'd like a list of items confiscated from people suspected of being homeless or rough sleeping in your authority in the last five years (1st Jan 2013 - 31st Dec 2018). Can you date each confiscation, alongside the details of the items, and the location from where they were removed.

If this is possible, I'd also like a full list of the anti-homeless, hostile architecture that you are aware of having gone up in the authority in the same time period. Can you divide that information by calendar year, including:
- details of the device (e.g. spikes in spots where homeless people often sleep, metal bars, sprinklers etc.)
- location
- whether planning permission was needed or granted
- the cost, if that cost was met by the council

If accessing some of the above information would go above the cost-threshold for an FOI please just provide the data that falls under the budget.

Yours faithfully,

Rachael Venables

Housing Needs,

Information request
Our reference: 11467028


Dear Ms. Venables
Thank you for your information request. We will forward it to the
relevant department who will contact you shortly.
Brent Council
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley HA9 0FJ
[email address]
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Andrea McGovern,

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Information request
Our reference: 11467028


Dear Ms Venables,
Please find attached my response to your request.
Yours sincerely,  
Andrea McGovern
Performance Manager for Housing, Public Health & Culture
020 937 2493
[email address]