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EDITORIAL

Editorial comment from Matthew Steeples Our editor tells it like it is and he rarely minces his words

Picture of the Week – Bankrupt Belgravia

Matthew Steeples condemns Westminster Council, landowners Grosvenor and others for doing little to nothing to help the homeless in Belgravia

Most days I go to Sainsbury’s in Elizabeth Street, Belgravia. This store, situated at what some might call “the wrong end of one of Britain’s most expensive residential neighbourhoods,” is a shop where genteel locals shop alongside travelers using the frankly grotty disgrace that is the Victoria Coach Station.

 

Each day, I encounter a lovely old man who just happens to be homeless. He is genuinely homeless and sits there come rain or shine and I give him a bar of chocolate and a bottle of lemonade. He is thankful and though his English is poor, I often chat with him. He regularly tells me that sadly what he dislikes most is being ignored.

 

Yesterday, I spotted an altogether different sight on the opposite side of the road. Pictured is an image of a shirtless man sprawled out on the pavement (apparently drunk and drugged according to passerby) and totally off his face. It is a shameful state of affairs that in such a wealthy area the council, the local landowner Grosvenor and others do nothing to help such people. We live in a society which should accept that with rights comes responsibilities and it is time we all stepped up and did more to reduce homelessness.

 

#ShameOnWestminsterCouncil #ShameOnGrosvenor

 

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Comments

6 comments on “Picture of the Week – Bankrupt Belgravia”

  1. I live nearby on Pimlico Road and I am scared to go to that Sainsbury’s at night. I have seen all sorts of horrible incidents there.

  2. He needs to be hosed down and deloused!!!!!!!!! Probably an immigrant!!!!!!!!!!!! Deport him!!!!!!!!!!!!! Clean up your streets and back Brexit!!!!!!!!!!! And Boris!!!!!!!!!!!! And Trump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Absolutely shocking that the new Duke of Westminster also wants to kick out the residents of the Cundy Street flats. Greed has set in.

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