The company listens to people for once
Estate agent Foxtons has said it will remove anti-homeless spikes from outside one of its shops.
After a petition for their removal from the Holborn branch attracted 20,000 signatures, the firm Londoners love to hate said they would remove the spikes.
Foxtons reinforces its reputation as the estate agent for Bond villains with window spikes. pic.twitter.com/tS4ZOlcSdM
— Michelle Booth (@tillylonsdale) June 10, 2015
Zahira Patel, 24, who started the petition, told the Evening Standard: “The spikes are aggressive and send out a message to homeless people that they are a nuisance – as if sleeping on the streets wasn’t hard enough.
“I worry that such measures will force homeless people to sleep in less public and more dangerous places.
“The problem is wider than Foxtons itself – these spikes have been cropping up all over London as homelessness has risen along with other measures which target rough sleepers.”
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