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Homeless People in Wigan

Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

Just recently I have noticed several people sleeping outside, rough in Wigan Town Centre, with their sleeping bags, cardboard, scruffy clothing etc and not forgetting there begging cup, a plastic drinks cup out of a vending machine ...

Town Hall Leythers staff have got sick of em in Leigh and have sent them packing, back to Manchester, they cleared their tent village and kicked homeless folk out Leigh, during their dinner hour, they asked binmen to do it, but binmen told them to sod off, because had they had a darts match on, back at depot ...

wigantoday.net/tent-village-is-taken-down-by-town-hall-staff

Homeless have been coming here, because Andy Burnham is getting on their backs in central Manchester, by giving them somewhere to go in the daytime and somewhere to sleep at night, getting them off the streets, but in doing so he is taking their living off them, now that sounds stupid doesn't it, but remember, many a true word is spoken in jest, this is exemplified by the 'ex leper sketch in Monty Pythons Life of Brian'

youtube.com/watch?v=REUukm_WQJI

So that is why Wigan is becoming overrun with beggars and homeless folk, its Andy Burnham's fault ...

And there is a chap who sits on the pavement outside of McDonald's in Standishgate in Wigan, he has a begging cup and a white stick, he says and acts as if he is blind, but he is not blind, he is putting it on, so folk will give him more money and I know that is a shocking thing to say

But it is true though

Started: 12th Nov 2017 at 10:37
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 29th Dec 2017 at 12:38:23

Posted by: ayrefield (4465)

There was a bloke sat at the lights outside of Tesco Wigan a few weeks back with a collecting cup and a cardboard written message, he's now gone, but the other day a woman was sat at the lights at the end of Gower Street in Newtown with a collecting cup and a written message on a piece of card. I suppose the reports of them making quite a good living out of it may well be true in some cases, Arthur Conan Doyle in his Sherlock Holmes stories wrote about the wealthy man living a very profitable double life as a beggar, The Man With The Twisted Lip, so the rumours must have been rife back then too.

Replied: 12th Nov 2017 at 15:52

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

They are cheeky beggars I can you that ...

Replied: 12th Nov 2017 at 16:00

Posted by: jathbee (10623)

There is help in Wigan if they choose to take it. It's difficult to know who is and isn't genuine. I just donate food to the Brick Project.

Replied: 13th Nov 2017 at 10:14

Posted by: upthetims (6536)




Alkies and smack rats.People offer them food and get loads of abuse.They only want money to feed their habits,getting sweet fa off me

Replied: 14th Nov 2017 at 16:31

Posted by: jathbee (10623)

Nor me. They are a plague on society.

Replied: 14th Nov 2017 at 20:15

Posted by: PeterP (8232)

Which is worse in the centre of Wigan the beggars or the chuggers

Replied: 15th Nov 2017 at 10:41

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

Wots a chugger

Replied: 15th Nov 2017 at 10:45

Posted by: Stardelta (7919)

Charity-mugger.

Those annoyingly keen individuals who stop you in the street and try to get you to make a charity donation.......on a commission basis.

Replied: 15th Nov 2017 at 12:36

Posted by: peter g (2512) 

Stardelta just ask them are they working for nothing or do they get paid you won't get an answer.

Replied: 15th Nov 2017 at 12:40

Posted by: Stardelta (7919)

They take a cut from every donation and a fixed amount if you sign up for a direct debit.

Replied: 15th Nov 2017 at 12:53

Posted by: Stardelta (7919)

The council could I suppose ban them from the streets but then there would be a huge public outcry and accusations from people like Hossy that they were 'anti-charity'.

Replied: 15th Nov 2017 at 13:51

Posted by: linma (2635)

The police are moving the beggars on on Fishergate in Preston they are now continually giving them 5 minutes to go. It appears that 80 per cent of them are not homeless.

Replied: 15th Nov 2017 at 14:56

Posted by: peter israel (1003) 

stardela
[They take a cut from every donation and a fixed amount if you sign up for a direct debit.]
yes its called a job?? there cut is 10%
All charities take up to 35% for administration... and that is after the 10% the only people who dont under stand this is the ones who give small amounts 1 pound or 2 pound.. so what is better the beggar or charities????

Replied: 16th Nov 2017 at 10:11
Last edited by peter israel: 16th Nov 2017 at 10:14:44

Posted by: peawapp (5071) 

A homeless person in Leigh passed away last weekend ,a group of kind folk have been busy collecting money to give this man a decent burial, also collecting Clothes and blankets for other homeless in leigh, one of which is the deceased's Brother, this is indeed a very sad atate of affairs ,although not I'm afraid unusual in May's Britain, it is ever thus when the evil Tories are in power, also I do find it strange that someone has attempted to blame Mester Burnham for the homeless in Wigan ,they remind me of about 4 People on the Absolute Leigh site who whenever anything has occured in the fair Town of Leyth that isn't to their liking for instance the Bin men haven't been ,or the Town centre make over is taking too long they dive on the site to tell us all that it's Andys fault, very much in the manner of whenever a brawl or a fight broke out at the Leigh match it was alway's Gareth Hock's fault I'm getting bloody sick of it

Replied: 16th Nov 2017 at 12:11

Posted by: PeterP (8232)

Was the last part of your comments true though

Replied: 16th Nov 2017 at 12:14

Posted by: peawapp (5071) 

of course it wasn't he was alwaays the target of the refs ,especially the worst Referee ever the Soldier from Wiggin

Replied: 16th Nov 2017 at 12:28

Posted by: jathbee (10623)

I totally ignore chuggers no matter which town I'm in. Their hard faced approach annoys the life out of me and I'm definetly not signing up to a monthly amount. I have no intention of giving them 10p out of every pound I give to charity. The executive's of these companies earn fortunes on the back of people's generosity. I will decide where my donations go and it won't be coinage. Sick of seeing how some people abuse the charity of others. The goods donated to charity shops are picked over before they even reach the shop shelves. Cynical, yes I am and it comes from experiencing how low some people will stoop to get a sticky finger in the pie.

Replied: 16th Nov 2017 at 13:00

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

Good news is that as we leave the EU transition period the 'Cheeky Beggars' can be deported

Deported

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 13:09

Posted by: broady (16460) 

I read earlier that the UK had agreed to stay within the EU Human Rights Laws. Don’t know if that is true but if it is it will be business as usual for them.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 13:58

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

Well agreeing to abide along the same lines as the EU Human Rights Laws, is not the same as that being enshrined in UK law, as it is until the end of this month, I have no objection with the UK respecting Human Rights as long as it is done under our laws, and done to our own rules and requirements, and not having to follow to the word EU laws.

www.dailymail.co.uk/Britain-tied-European-human-rights-rules-Brexit

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 14:10

Posted by: albion (268)

Went in a pie shop in Wigan a while ago ordered a pie.She was giving me two. She said its two for one.so i said i will give one to the begger outside.Offered it to the begger.He replied thanks mate but i only exept money.Wont be offering anything to them again.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 19:18

Posted by: anniedingle (29)

There is one now outside of Bonkers shop in hindley .

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 20:17

Posted by: kathpressey (5228) 

I've noticed in Plymouth that the number of beggars has diminished greatly since people are using card payments rather than carry cash.

Replied: 2nd Dec 2020 at 08:49

Posted by: tonker (22795) 

"its called a job?? there cut is 10%
All charities take up to 35% for administration... and that is after the 10% the only people who dont under stand this is the ones who give small amounts ...."

Are these the "non-profit organisations" you speak about?

Replied: 2nd Dec 2020 at 09:34

Posted by: TerryW (6033)

Give em nowt and give the charity muggers even less.

Replied: 2nd Dec 2020 at 09:50

Posted by: PeterP (8232)

Chuggers avoid me and the missus probably because I just need to glare at them then if they don't move i will run them over with the wheelchair

Replied: 2nd Dec 2020 at 11:09

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

On Monday I saw the famous Asda beggar at big petri dish in Newtown, and he was sat on the floor against the wall, and he was slumped over with a big anorak hood over his head, and I thought he looked dead, he has probably been there for a fortnight

Replied: 2nd Dec 2020 at 12:11

 

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