Homeless Evicted Ahead of G7

Homeless people housed temporarily in Cornish Hotels have been evicted ahead of the G7. Cornwall Council say 130 people are affected but reports in other media suggest several hundred more are affected.

Homeless newspaper ‘The Big Issue’ says:

“A rough sleeper who was given accommodation during the Covid-19 pandemic has claimed he was kicked out of his hotel to “make room for the G7 summit”.

“Stuart Lee, 44, told The Big Issue he had been staying in the Premier Inn hotel in Helston, Cornwall, for five months through the Everyone In scheme before he was asked to leave on Friday May 28.

“Stuart insisted the booking was reviewed every fortnight at the hotel where he was staying with two other rough sleepers. He said it was not renewed, however, as Carbis Bay, a 30-minute drive from Helston, prepares to host world leaders for the G7 summit from June 11. That has left Stuart sleeping rough once again.”

Link to full article here:

https://www.bigissue.com/…/homeless-in-cornwall-back…/

Image: Stuart Lee, leaves Premier Inn Helston, Cornwall to make room for G7 guests © Exposure Photo Agency | Big Issue

Bernard Moffatt

Assistant General Secretary Celtic League (8th June 2021)

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