20th Oct, 2019

Campaigners launch poster drive in Bromsgrove to highlight help for rough sleepers

A BROMSGROVE woman has embarked on a quest to ensure residents know exactly what to do if they come across someone rough sleeping in the district.

Julie Wright, with the help of Bromsgrove Printing Co, has created posters to be displayed in town centre shop windows providing information on who to call.

Julie said: “There is help available for rough sleepers in Bromsgrove but the availability of contact numbers is difficult at the moment in town as there is no public noticeboard like there used to be.”

Julie did say she was disappointed with some of the shops and businesses which agreed to take a poster but did not display it.

She said she was grateful to Bromsgrove’s chip shops and barbers’ shops which displayed the information.

And she added she felt Bromsgrove should be more like Lichfield which offered a hot meal, bed for the night, light breakfast and washing and laundry facilities for the homeless, thanks to a grant from the city council.

Her actions come just weeks after the issue of rough sleepers was raised during a Bromsgrove District Council meeting.

A motion from Coun Peter McDonald was unanimously backed and, whilst councillors said it was not a problem in the district, it was important people knew what to do.

A leaflet was produced with information about what to do if a rough sleeper was found.

It is due to be delivered along with this year’s council tax bills.

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