A group of homeless men who have set up home on a golf course are threatening any intruders to their makeshift camp with legal action.
The men have been sleeping in archways on the pitch and putt course at Kingsway Multi-Play in Hove seafront since Saturday, October 8.The men, who are using tarpaulin and polystyrene boards to protect themselves from the elements, have taped a legal warning to the outside of their homemade shelter expressing their rights to the site.
Their rights to someone else’s property, eh? How’s that work?
The note, which cites part II of the Criminal Law Act 1977, tells passers-by to take notice that “we live this in this property, it is our home and we intend to stay here.”
The note also says “any entry or attempt to enter these premises without our permission is therefore a criminal offence as any one of us who is in physical possession is opposed to such entry without our permission.”
And, this being the Land Of The Greens, there’s a few there who can see nothing wrong with this at all:
tattootrev says…You know what good on them, everyone has the right to live where they want, as long as they arent knocking on your doors asking for handouts there not bothering you..
Unless, I suppose, you want to play golf. Or run a golf club where customers aren’t so sanguine about extra hazards other than sand traps and water…
mustaphaLeeko says…wow, so many people all in a tizz over a few people living in some archways.
Do people on here have nothing better to do than hate their fellow human beings for occupying a few arches?
Good luck to them as they are doing NOBODY any harm in my view, it’s hardly somewhere that people want to hang around in, take their kids for walks, or go for picnics now is it? or am I wrong?
Well, actually, I think you’re wrong. But then, in Brighton, you’ve probably got a council of your peers, so anything goes…