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Glasgow residents complain

May 25th 2009
A group of Glasgow residents has complained about the drunkenness, noise, and vandalism they claim they must endure because nearby flats are being rented out to homeless people and holiday-makers. At a recent public meeting, locals voiced strong objections to problems at properties on Glasgow's Balvicar Street, blaming the McKever Group, which rents out the flats as holiday apartments. The same company is paid by several local authorities to house homeless people in the Queen's Park hotel next door. "Somebody was actually injecting themselves in my porch," complained one resident at the meeting. Another angrily called for the flats to be sold. The problem is clearly not restricted to homeless people, and Glasgow City Council has served a planning enforcement notice to stop the flats being rented as holiday apartments - which the McKever Group plans to appeal. A spokesperson issued a statement saying the company understood the concerns, adding that "in isolated incidents we have evicted people who displayed anti-social behaviour and have introduced further security measures." However, residents say that is not enough. A public enquiry is expected to be held within the next six months.

April 2009



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Building a bicycle club

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Discussion on move-ons

A new Scottish alliance

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US white-collar homeless

A strange invitation

Your own budget

Croydon hut eviction

Riverside rent rise

Tent City to be shut down

A plea to Obama

Why referrals stopped

Shelter from the Storm

Street Shield 4: The Villains!

Glasgow residents complain

Edinburgh charities compete for funds

Kids out

Section 11

One Life, coming soon to cinemas

30,000 Scots now homeless


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