Southend is being swamped by rough sleepers from other parts of Essex because...Oh, I just can't imagine!
...they receive so much help from the borough’s charities, a councillor has revealed.
While we have large numbers of residents willing to give help to those in need, some neighbouring councils are said to be taking advantage of this generosity and fuelling a growing problem for the town.
Ann Holland, councillor responsible for culture, tourism and the economy, said other local authorities in the county are supplying the homeless with subsidised train tickets to come to Southend to be helped by the town’s many charities and volunteers.And this is why it's become impossible to walk down the high street without being hassled for money. Great job, do-gooders!