Homeless families housed in Pontins holiday camp because of immigration as council reveals waiting list for new homes reaches “breaking point”

Flintshire Council is using Pontins to house homeless families (Image: Getty Images Europe)

A council is using a holiday camp to house homeless people because the system is “at breaking point”.

Flintshire council uses the Pontins Holiday Camp in Prestatyn, north Wales to put locals up in an emergency as pressures on the housing waiting list grows.

According to local authority officials, the number of people waiting for a council home across the county since September has grown by a third.

Clare Budden, the council’s community and enterprise chief officer, said: “There are currently just over 1,600 people on Flintshire County Council’s waiting list for housing.

Clare Budden says the holiday camp is sometimes used where emergency accommodation is needed(Image: @ClareBudden/Twitter WS)
The camp in Prestatyn is being used to accommodate larger families (Image: Daily Post Wales)

“This compares with just over 1,200 at the end of September 2016 demonstrating the growing need for social housing in the area.

“The council occasionally uses Pontins at Prestatyn for short stays to accommodate people in need of emergency accommodation say after a fire or where rented accommodation is deemed unsuitable for health and safety.

Cllr Bernie Attridge, the authority’s lead member for housing and deputy council leader, said pressures were mounting on the housing service.

The homeless service is at breaking point

The camp is being used as the authority’s homeless service reaches “breaking point” (Image: Redferns)

“Pontins is only used to put larger families up in an emergency where bed and breakfast would not be appropriate and they need cooking facilities.

“There is increasing pressure on the council house waiting list which is being caused by austerity and demand seems to be outstripping supply.


A disabled couple were sent shocking messages when they enquired about a room to rent in a shared house.

Landlord told couple on benefits to 'stop sucking the life out of this country'


Maria Brindle, 25, and her partner Liam Bellis, 24, had asked the advertiser if he accepted tenants on benefits as they both have ill health.
Maria has been unable to work due to severe back pain, while her boyfriend has Asperger’s syndrome, depression and anxiety.But after asking why they claimed benefits, Kevin Parkes told them to ‘get a job and stop sucking the life out of the country’.

But Kevin claimed Liam, 24, has depression because ‘he has not motivation’ from not having a job and Maria’s bad back was because she ‘doesn’t move all day’.

Landlord told couple on benefits to 'stop sucking the life out of this country'

Maria, from Portsmouth, said: ‘He was asking about what we do for a living and I explained that we receive benefits.

‘When I told him, we received benefits as we were too ill to work he asked us if my partner was going to die in the house, which is a weird question to ask anyway. It was really strange.
‘He doesn’t even know us. It’s discrimination really. Just because we received benefits it doesn’t mean he can speak to us like that.’

‘I have been to the hospital and doctors so many times and they still can’t figure out what is wrong. I take painkillers every day. Some days I can’t even get out of bed.

Landlord told couple on benefits to 'stop sucking the life out of this country'

‘My partner’s Asperger’s syndrome, depression and anxiety means that he can’t go outside and meet new people. He’s been told by the DWP that he can’t work.

‘I haven’t come across any more suitable rooms but I’m going to keep looking. No one will give us a chance.

But Kevin, 32, defended his messages and claimed he refused to work 12 hours a day ‘only for them to ‘expect [him] to pay for [their] roof alongside his’.

The dad-of-two said he refused to claim benefits when he broke his leg because ‘the country is struggling enough as it is’.

He had been advertising the property in Portsmouth for a friend and had been vetting some of the applicants to stop anyone moving in who ‘would not pay the rent’.

‘Many in this country don’t have the same work ethic as my mum or me or others who work hard their whole lives,’ Kevin said.

The full rejection message

‘I’m going to be absolutely blunt and up front right now. You both need to pull yourselves together and stop blaming ill health for your reason not to work.

‘Your boyfriend has depression because he has no motivation as he has nothing to get up for every morning and you have a bad back because you don’t move all day.

‘Do yourselves a favour and stop sucking the life out of this country. I’m not saying this to be hateful or nasty but it’s the truth.

‘Why should I be out of the house 12 hours a day, five days a week and pay for myself to live on this planet when you expect me to pay for your roof alongside mine.

‘If you both pulled your fingers out you might feel better about yourselves and each other.

‘I’ve had my say to help you, not to amuse myself.’


‘A lot of people can’t get off their arses and get to work. People are out there with genuine physical and mental health problems and that’s what the extra money is for.

‘But bone idle and lazy people shouldn’t have it.

‘My friend claims benefits and he has never worked a day in his life. He has seven children and he is still breeding. He says he will keep getting more money and so he will keep on breeding.

British in poverty whilst Foreign Aid will cost us £62 billion in five short years


In the five years that the Cameron government has ruled Britain a record number of people are now classed as in poverty.

Cameron had done little for the average British household other than cut public services and welfare help to the most needy.

Nearly 2 million British households are now in poverty with an estimated one in four children in such households by 2021.

During Cameron’s reign we have seen the rich grow richer by staggering levels, with the warnings being given that the so called Middle Classes are being so pressured financially that the majority face slipping also into the poverty gap.

Cameron’s government has benefited nobody other than the rich and some in his economic zone of London and the Home Counties.

But if we consider what is going on as bad enough, then heaven help us in the next term of government, because the Tories have already warned of massive cuts in funding public services and as we all know welfare will be near non-existent.

Heaven help anyone who becomes unemployed, sick or disabled.

As Scrooge indicated in Charles Dickens famous book, if the prisons and workhouses are all fall then left the poor die and decrease the surplus population.

The millionaires in the Westminster village Labour party also plan massive cuts but they say it will be done over a longer period.

Now that makes you feel better doesn’t it.

Britain is in a mess financially. So many people are so poorly paid that many workers no longer pay tax, yet because they are poorly paid they receive Working Tax Credits to top up their incomes to keep their heads a float.

However, Iain Duncan-Smith’s bombshell – Universal Credits, which will we are told help target the money to the neediest will only help some with many finding what they received in Working Tax Credits no longer given under the new doomed scheme.

The Tories nor Labour if they gain control have enough income coming in via workers paying income tax.

The simplest means of repaying our large national deficit quickly without hurting Britain’s people is the massive slashing of the Foreign Aid budget which is £12.4 billion a year. Five years of most of that cut would clear the national debt.

Such prudent action will end the need for the forthcoming Armageddon of cuts in public services and welfare assistance.

Yet it seems that the three main parties are willing to sacrifice the British into poverty whilst shipping billions to corrupt dictators and governments some £62 billion in five short years.

George Orwell Was Right


Thousands of householders who fail to clean their windows or tidy their gardens are facing the threat of a criminal record under new Victorian-style laws introduced by councils. Playing music, drinking alcohol in public, watching television and even crying are among the things being outlawed by local authorities using Community Protection Notices (CPNs).

The orders were a key measure of anti-yob laws unveiled by then Home Secretary Theresa May in the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act.

Local authorities can issue them to individuals or businesses such as takeaway shops banning them from doing certain things if they believe it will improve the quality of life in a location.

ailing to comply with a notice – similar to an Asbo – is a criminal offence which can be punished by an on-the-spot fine of up to £100. Individuals can also be taken to court where the maximum fine would be £2,500. Businesses can be fined £20,000 for a breach.

However, the first analysis of the new power has found that in the 12 months to October last year, 107 councils issued a total of 3,943 CPNs.

Newham in east London imposed the most with 1,486 followed by Wakefield on 802.

Today’s report, by the Manifesto Club, warns that as a result, there is now a ‘serious danger’ that CPNs are being used to ‘impose unreasonable restrictions upon law-abiding members of the public’.

Some councils have applied them to criminalise ‘very ordinary behaviour’ in a bid to rake in money, the report today claims.

Town Hall chiefs in Rotherham ordered one person to clean the windows of their house both internally and externally – or they would be committing a offence.

In Doncaster, a person was told to prune all overgrown plants, shrubs and bushes in their front garden so it was ‘in keeping with the neighbourhood’.

Four councils – East Devon, North Devon, Exeter and Conwy in Wales – issued CPNs to stop people feeding birds. Newcastle-Under-Lyme in Staffordshire imposed notices restricting shouting, arguing and crying.

in East Lancashire a man was threatened with a CPN ordering him to take down ‘inflammatory’ signs criticising a new housing development – effectively stifling criticism of its policy.

In Warwick, council chiefs issued notices banning youths from knocking on doors and running away. The Manifesto Club’s report said: ‘While door knocking is annoying, it is also a relatively run-of-the-mill childhood misdemeanour and hardly warranting of a criminal record.’

It added: ‘Such orders undermine the privacy and sanctity of the home. If you cannot cry within your own house, or feed the birds in your garden, then the home has no significant meaning as a private space which is protected from the demands of the outer world.

‘There appears to be little respect for the rights of home ownership or the notion that your house or garden are places that you can manage as you see fit.’

Land of hope and glory


While reading through my post today I came across a leaflet from my local council outlining the sacrifices British people have made for the governments uncontrolled immigration policy and this mainly affects the young as you will see in the above picture.

It seems now that young people in this country are being forced to live in shared houses without a hope of ever getting a place of their own as the government has changed housing benefit policy to only allow 25-35 year olds to rent a room in a shared house.


Welcome to Nazi occupied England

Homeless people told to sleep rough so they qualify for help, charity says

Homeless people in the UK are being told to sleep rough so they can get help from local authorities, a charity has found.

Research by St. Mungo’s found some homeless people who showed up at their local council seeking help were turned away or told to sleep on the streets in order to access services.

Of the 40 homeless people interviewed by St. Mungo’s, some three-quarters said they slept on the street the night after they had asked a council for help.

We decided to go to the local council and they told us that we had to sleep rough for three nights in a row before they could actually do anything to help us. We just felt complete despair,” one person told the charity.


Another St. Mungo’s client spoke of the violence they have experience while sleeping rough.

I’ve been beaten up quite a few times sleeping in doorways, or even in cars,” the person said.

They smash the window in on top of you, spit on you, urinate on you, try and set you on fire. I’ve had all of those things happen to me.”

The report found that 129 rough sleepers have died in London since 2010 and a quarter of the people interviewed reported being physically assaulted.

There has been a 30 percent rise in the number of deaths among rough sleepers in the last year alone.

St. Mungo’s is calling on the national government to fundamentally reform the system to ensure no one is sent away by local authorities when they have nowhere to sleep.

The charity is taking part in a mass lobby of Parliament on Wednesday in support of the Homelessness Reduction Bill, which has its second reading in the House of Commons next Friday.

Too many people are dying on our streets and too many are living with damaging long-term consequences of not having a roof,” St. Mungo’s CEO Howard Sinclair said.

St. Mungo’s believes that the system for assisting people who are at risk of sleeping rough in England requires fundamental reform.