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Street counts

May 21 2009
A reader enquires about government counts Dear Editor, When does the government carry out street counts. I thought one happened recently, but I've heard nothing about it. Jim Pear WC1 Dear Jim, Individual boroughs carry out street counts to their own timetable, usually every three months, and they are done to provide statistics to their own 'homeless strategies.' We talked to Westminster, and they did carry out a street count in the last month, but it was an 'informal count,' presumably to help them gauge what the figures will be for the next street count. They don't release these figures. They also told us that they have no date fixed for the next street count, but another source suggested it'd be in the next few weeks. Whenever it is, we'll get the figures. The Simon Community also carry out street counts at regular intervals. Their next count is on the night of the 31st March/ 1st April, and we'll be sure to report on theirs as well. The Editor