The annual South Norfolk rough sleeper estimate will be taking place tonight.
Each year all local authorities are required to carry out either a count or an estimate of the numbers of rough sleepers in their district. This figure is then sent to the government.
South Norfolk Council will be conducting an estimate this year and in order to make that estimate as accurate as possible your help would be much appreciated.
If you are aware of anyone sleeping rough in Cringleford tonight please could you let the Parish Council office know (firstname.lastname@example.org ). The definition of rough sleeping is:
“People sleeping, about to bed down (sitting on/in or standing next to their bedding) or actually bedded down in the open air (such as on the streets, in tents, doorways, parks, bus shelters or encampments). People in buildings or other places not designed for habitation (such as stairwells, barns, sheds, car parks, derelict boats, stations or ‘bashes*’).”
*A ‘bash’ is a makeshift shelter often comprised of cardboard boxes.
If you have any questions at all about this estimate, rough sleeping or housing more widely, please do not hesitate to contact David Neville, Housing and Benefits Team Leader,