A statement in response to Daily Mirror article 10.10.18
Published: Wednesday, 10th October 2018
Responding to an article in the Daily Mirror today, a spokeswoman from the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead said:
“Today there are reports that the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead are removing homeless people and their possessions from the streets of Windsor. This is not true.
“As with any large event, we have offered a facility to our most vulnerable people in the community on the day of the wedding in conjunction with Windsor Homeless Project should they not want to join in the celebrations. This is an offer not an order. If people are happy to stay put they are able to do so.
“We have also offered a safe place to store their possessions to ensure they are not inadvertently removed by the police as part of their security measures. Again this is an offer of support not an order.
“We would never force a vulnerable person to take us up on these offers of support and any suggestion otherwise is untrue.”