Rough Sleeping Request

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

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Dear Bromley 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

BromleyCorporateCustomerServices,

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From: Rachael Venables [mailto:[FOI #541652 email]]
Sent: 02 January 2019 17:25
To: FOI requests at Bromley Borough Council
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Rough Sleeping Request

 

Dear Bromley 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

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BromleyCorporateCustomerServices,

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From: Rachael Venables [mailto:[FOI #541652 email]]
Sent: 02 January 2019 17:25
To: FOI requests at Bromley Borough Council
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Rough Sleeping Request

 

Dear Bromley 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

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[FOI #541652 email]

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be delayed.

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