Monday 11 April 2005 10.25pm
I too live next door to St Mungo's as close as you can get! I have lived here for thirty years, and many years back we used to suffer the same problem, we had a commitee that dealt with such problems, and any problems were quicky resolved.
For about the last 10 years it has been very quiet with no trouble. NOW, yes I totally agree these Street drinkers" are becoming an "Eyesore". Just over two weeks ago i had to call the office and complain and also call the police. They sit facing my address leave their empty rubbish, and beer cans, and when intoxicated sit and shout and swear at the top of their voices.
Last night around 2am, all we had was shouting and screaming coming out of St Mungo;s and living in a closed estate overlooking the hostel , the noise echoes.At this time the windows on peoples homes are still shut, and the noise is not so apparent, god helps us when the summer comes!
On Saturday I felt that Flat Iron Square
looked dreadful with all these men sitting there drunk! Emma Cons garden inthe Cut has not been closed, have they all moved to this end of Union Street
? we do have lots of tourists in the area now, weekends pleny of vistors parking locally for the Borough Market
, wouldn't it be nice if they could sit for a coffee in Flat iron square , they do not give us a very good impression.
Why do the shops sell them liquor, barstaff can now be fined for serving additional drinks if the customer is already intoxicated. Does this apply to shopkeepers also!
I appreciate some of these people are down on their luck through no fault of their own, but they are not really helping themselves!