Fears over homeless shelter
I feel I have to make comment regarding the decision to build the YMCA building in Street's High Street.
As residents of the high street, we already experience high levels of anti-social behaviour which escalates greatly at the weekends, and it is rare to have a night's sleep without disturbance.
I have fears as do most neighbouring residents that the building of a shelter for homeless young people in this location will increase anti-social behaviour, and cause more crime, which is already increasing in Street, as stated in last week's Gazette.
Questions I feel need to be answered are: will there be drug users resident there, will there be sex offenders, and those with records for violence, anti-social behaviour etc; all things residents of Street should be asking, and be told.
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I understand we have a duty to look after those in need of shelter, but feel this is totally the wrong location for this and those who have granted it permission have got it so badly wrong.
In last week's Gazette was a letter from one of the YMCA supporters, our elected Councillor Beha, saying that having been given permission it shows the "people of Street care". Well, Councillor Beha, we voted for you to represent us, which you have not done.
As residents who will be forced to live close to this shelter I ask you: "Who cares about us?"