Following reports of a homeless person living rough on Frimley High Street in 2022, our officers made welfare visits along with the Hope Hub to offer support. These offers were declined by the individual and they continued to live on Frimley High Street in two tents, one for accommodation and one to house the items of food and blankets left by the public.
This person has not been seen on Frimley High Street since before Christmas but the tents and items have remained causing obstructions and flying debris in the High Street in bad weather.
Our enforcement officers have cleared the tents and other items, and we are keeping everything stored safely if the person want to collect them.
Councillor Sarah Jane Croke, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Safeguarding and Support said;
“It is obviously a very difficult situation when someone does not want help and now they have moved on we hope they are in better accommodation.
If you see someone sleeping rough in Surrey Heath please report to the Housing Solutions Team by emailing email@example.com. UK-wide, you can report rough sleepers using Street Link https://www.streetlink.org.uk/”
Homelessness support in Surrey Heath
You can access information on how we support people who are at risk of homelessness or are homeless on our website https://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/residents/housing/leaving-armed-forces/homelessness
SHBC also works closely with The Hope Hub Surrey Heath. The Hope Hub can assist with housing support, empowerment, managing dept advice and well-being to people who have a connection to the borough. Find out more on their website https://thehopehub.org.uk/
SHBC Driving Improvement across the borough
SHBC’s 'Driving Improvement' campaign focuses on improving key aspects of life in Surrey Heath. The Council is engaging with local people and working with partners to tackle anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping across the Borough, and working to protect and enhance the environment, making Surrey Heath an even better place to live.
Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) - For more information on dealing with ASB visit the Noise, nuisance and pollution pages of the SHBC website
Protecting and enhancing the environment. You can read more about our Climate Change and sustainability work on our website
Fly-tipping You can report fly-tipping via the SHBC website