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Rough Sleeping & Begging

Anti-social Behaviour(ASB) associated around begging at Eastgate Retail Centre.

We will be tackling this criminal behaviour. It causes extra calls to the police, rubbish, defecation and drug paraphernalia.


  • Wednesday 13th November, 2019

    We have recently had a meeting with our Streetwise team who support our homeless in the Bristol area.


    We are working with local businesses who will now feed direct to Streetwise team and St Mungos and we will all work together to ensure they are given help with their healthcare, housing and benefits.

  • Wednesday 4th September, 2019

    We are seeing an increase in the Lockleaze area and we are working with local businesses, StreetWise and anti-social behaviour (ASB) team too, first of all, get them help if they want help and to get them into accommodation.


    This work is on-going and it would help us that if you would like to give them money, to donate to the charities that help the homeless. I know it can be heartbreaking to see but it is a life choice and without knowing their full story can be difficult to understand.

    More than often the money that you give direct will be spent on alcohol and or drugs this, in turn, will have it’s own problems with ASB issues locally which is what we are working to, to reduce. So your help with this would be gratefully received.

  • Thursday 2nd May, 2019

    We are seeing an increase in rough sleeping in the Lockleaze area and we are doing our best to ensure that they are receiving help and putting them in touch with the right people. This takes time.


    Please help us by not giving any rough sleepers any money and help the charities by donating directly to them that help them. We would like them off the streets and in a safe place long term.

  • Saturday 1st December, 2018

    On-going work with rough-sleepers and reports of begging in the Eastgate area.


    This work has its challenging points and we would ask members of the public to not give any money to beggars, although we cannot stop you we politely ask that if you would like to help to donate to local charities in the area that look to work with rough-sleepers in re-housing them.

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