It appears that the young man referred to in the Councillor’s post on this website as an ‘itinerant’ is now sleeping in the Ynys Bridge bus shelter. I understand that he must have complex needs and has ben offered help in the past, but to refer to him as ‘needy’ seems very insensitive. Surely something can be done to help him, or we, in our affluent suburb, may find one day that he is beyond help
I thought the same about the post on the councillors report , his name is Shane.
I do know that he has been offered a lot of help and was in sheltered accommodation but walked away from it and came back to the bench, which is sad.
I noticed today that the bench he was originally sleeping on outside The Thatch on Hoel Isaf has actually been removed and I hope that this isn’t to ensure he doesn’t return! Can the council even do that?! Seems very harsh if they can and have. There’s a cone in its place today.
I agree. Having been in touch with some of the people who have tried to help I have a better understanding of what’s been happening with him. Still doesn’t make me feel any better driving past him sleeping in the rain
Now I come to think of it, I didn’t spot the bench in question on Heol Isaf a couple of days ago.
If the bench has been removed, then this, surely, must be the result of a council decision to do so (County Council / Community Council?). Does Councillor Rod McKerlich have any information on where the decision was made, and the grounds on which the decision was based? There will doubtless be widely differing opinions on such an action, but at least we will be able to express them, once we know the source of and motivation for the decision.
The golf club objected to the development, but are now hosting the launch event – I wonder if any others are “happy” with the development and what it means for them despite giving the outward view of objection…
We know there have been mistakes made in the past in terms of the contracts with developers – remember the problems with funding earmarked for the library…