It really is another day of paradise for most of us well those with homes to go to anyway. The recent stories and the news that Chelmsford City Council are maybe looking to fine homeless rough sleepers is truly shocking but it goes with the policies of the conservative party in Chelmsford. As an unemployed man of 52 I understand the workings of the council as it looks to sweep under the carpet any undesirables or any troubles while pretending everything is running smoothly and the council way is the best way.
Having worked in Chelmsford for a short while I saw people sleeping outside the shops in Moulsham Street and I also saw this unfortunate person sleeping on the bridge in the high street,strangely enough it was I was on the way to the job centre. I also saw a man sleeping on a park bench in Admirals Park in December,its a problem that the council need to solve and not by just fining people,because that wont solve the problem,just increase it. Forget Riverside and its state of the art white elephant leisure centre,do what you are suppose to do help the people.
You hear the prime minister talk about prison reforms and how these reforms should help educate inmates,I say let them rot ! The government doesn’t even treat the law abiding citizens fairly why should the criminals get better treatment. The truth is if those out of work committed a crime or even cut off their own leg they’d have a better chance of getting a job in this truly warped country.
The shocking truth is over £28,000 is spent every year on every prisoner they get food,shelter,the odd luxury and they get re-educated and retrained while a job is sometimes sorted out on their release. The conservatives too like to move the goalposts and will say “For anyone who wants to work” what they really mean is they’ve “no answer” to the employment problems just like they’d rather look away from the problem of homelessness.
I’ve been trying to get a job for a long time and want to work,but the job centres do nothing.Just take a look around the streets and every street has an empty shop or office. However I find the council’s attitude to people sleeping rough amazing and find the council’s intolerance,hard hitting. A council that also looks to build a new swimming pool complex rather than plan for a new flyover at the cities traffic black spot the Army and Navy junction.
You don’t have to trust my word for it, I’ve done my homework, if you go looking at streets in Broomfield,Melbourne and some of the areas in between you’ll see exactly what this council don’t do and this will truly amaze you if you really care about where you live. This happens just here where I live, but if you look around the UK it happens in nearly every town and city as every council is forced to cut by this government,while peoples pay is frozen and benefits but…everywhere that is apart from the Houses of Parliament. This is where MP’s pay has increased from £67,060 to £74,000, that’s a 10% pay rise and this has been approved despite Downing Street and a succession of M.P’s saying it was “not appropriate”.