Rough sleepers in Oxford facing £2,500 fines if they leave possessions in doorways for being ‘detrimental’ to the local area : Daily Mail.

  • Homeless people could be fined for leaving possessions in doorways in Oxford 
  • Labour-controlled council issued a community protection notice which orders people to stop leaving belongings unattended to avoid causing obstruction
  • Prosecutions could lead to a hefty penalty or people could be fined on-the-spot 

Rough sleepers in Oxford who keep possessions in doorways could face fines of up to £2,500 for being ‘detrimental’ to the area.

Legal notices have been attached to piles of bags in the city centre, which belong to homeless people.

The Labour-controlled council issued a community protection notice, which orders people to stop leaving their belongings unattended to avoid causing an obstruction.

Rough sleepers in Oxford who keep possessions in doorways could face fines of up to £2,500 for being ‘detrimental’ to the area (file photo)

Rough sleepers in Oxford who keep possessions in doorways could face fines of up to £2,500 for being ‘detrimental’ to the area (file photo)

They warn that they could be prosecuted by the Labour-controlled council for breaking antisocial behaviour laws.

The notices read: ‘Oxford city council is satisfied that your conduct is having a detrimental effect of a persistent or continuing nature on the quality of life of those in the locality.’

Prosecutions could lead to the hefty penalty or people could be issued with an on-the-spot fine for breaching the order.

A busker, named only as Neo, 44, told the Oxford Mail, that notices had been attached to belongings including sleeping bags in Cornmarket Street, the city’s major shopping area.

Read More : Daily Mail.

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