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The police have been called numerous times as homeless people sitting on the seats outside The Paper Bag Factory and Nightingale House flats are being invaded and ftightened by dtunk, drugged and now angry, homeless people getting into these 2 blocks at all hours of the day and night.

Reported via mobile in the Street Furniture category by Alexandra Pickford at 10:39, Friday 17 September 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

Homeless people have adopted the 2 seats provided outside the Paper Bag Factory and Nightingale House. They drink and worse, all day and are roaming around our 2 buildings at will. Frightening residents and lowering the value of our properties.

This trouble started when these 2 seats were installed. A lovely idea which has backfired, and the police have been called numerous times. A special police patrol has been arranged but the police cannot be there all day and night. These poor homeless people are getting in and Frightening residents day and night.

The problem would be quickly solved by removing the seats fairly recently installed outside the Bag Factory.

Saving money on policing, making a safer abode for the many residents and a more attractive place for shoppers etc in East Street. Bedminster.

When I bought my flat about 4 years ago. There was no problem. Its the well-meaning seats that have caused the really now disruptive problem.

The homeless people will disperse if the seats are removed.

Please would the council remove these seats for our rights to live in peace I Bedminster. Thank you.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:39, Friday 17 September 2021

  • This issue is currently under investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome as soon as we can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:41, Friday 17 September 2021

  • This issue has been reallocated to the relevant officer or team for action. They'll update you on progress.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:51, Tuesday 21 September 2021

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