Friday 11 November 2011 11.38am
markadams99, you clearly have strong (and for some of us, also quite offensive) views but they are of no relevance to this thread at all - a rather unnecessary post to say the least. I have considerable sympathy for those suffering this nuisance so lets not turn this into a ridiculous ideologically driven 'for' or 'against' argument about homelessness (or worse still - hobby horse arguments about 'liberal do-gooders').
I wonder if you might call on local councillors and local police liaison officers to effect some pressure on St. Mungo's management to address this issue (and also provide support for them at the same time: it sounds like they are struggling to deal with this). Whilst there will almost certainly always be some issues around such places I suspect that it may be possible to manage this better (I have been involved with similar places in the past). The temporary closure also provides an opportunity to work with all relevant bodies (including St. Mungo's themselves) in a constructive way to put things in place to better manage such nuisance in the future. The best option, in my opinion, is to engage directly with support from other relevant parties to find a constructive solution together. Good luck, I wish you well.
"Some of us" might find your de haut en bas
tone and presumption to speak for others from behind anonymity to be offensive. Not I; a discussion forum is a forum for discussion.