Not Shocked To Discover There Are Homeless People In Ely

I AM not shocked that there are homeless in Ely as this country has always had homeless people. In my young days in the 1930s there were hundreds of them, some were looking for work as we were then in a deep depression and far worse than today. Tramps, as

I AM not shocked that there are homeless in Ely as this country has always had homeless people. In my young days in the 1930s there were hundreds of them, some were looking for work as we were then in a deep depression and far worse than today.

Tramps, as they were called then, went from one workhouse to another. Today the homeless can find places to sleep and a wash etc, but some choose to sleep rough.

Although the police have moved them on, I don't think it is acceptable that the area has been abused in this way. If I was to use the park as a toilet, no doubt, I would be fined or even thrown in a cell. Why should tax payers have to pick up the pieces and be burdened with these layabouts and scroungers.

EDDIE HOLDEN

Ely Road

Little Downham