October 2016 Archive

I've never been so happy to be in my own home - Argus Friday 7th October 2016

Posted Tuesday 11th October 2016   By Ericka Waller

So we Air B&B’d our house and went to Chessington Theme Park for the youngest’s 5th birthday. Cleaning your house for total strangers to stay in is depressing. By the time I’d scrubbed the house from top-to-bottom, been to the dump twice and cleaned the oven out I became resentful. I wanted to stay in my nice clean house by the sea, not in a gaudy safari-themed hotel, but such is life. I was pleasantly surprised when we got to our room. It had a welcome quiz, which ended in a combination code that opened a safe of goodies.

Empty buildings should be used for the homeless - Argus Friday 30th September 2016

Posted Monday 3rd October 2016   By Ericka Waller

SO Tents are popping up all over parks in Brighton. This is homeless problem. Needles are being found in parks. This is not a homeless problem. “Needles in the parks is not something that should be confused with rough sleeping. Drug use impacts on people of all classes, housed or homeless, but needles disposed of carelessly should be condemned by all, as they pose a danger to all, not least rough sleepers” as Andy Winter, executive of Brighton Housing Trust succinctly explained