Finally Foxtons takes away anti-homeless spikes

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.


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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  • Its not Foxtrons that is the problem with the spikes - its the very fact that people are homeless (for whatever reason) that is the real problem that needs to be sorted!

    So one wasted petition Zahira! - Time might have been spent better campaigning against homelessness.

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