A truck driver feeding homeless people in the town square alleges that he was threatened with a heavy fine and because of police involvement Corona Virus Restrictions.
Matt Pyne would hold an open-air food kitchen every Wednesday in Queens Square, WrexhamIt provides the homeless with food from local donations.
But recently Wrexham Council Officials asked him to stop.
They say councils have been instructed to remove people who sleep in harsh conditions from the streets to accommodations, and Mr. Payne’s actions can do that. The risk of spreading the virus.
But Mr. Payne, a truck driver who Flint, in a Flintshire, He says that no more than 18 people have ever come to get food, which is within the law as 30 people are allowed to gather in the open air after some restrictions of the Corona virus are eased.
He said, “I’ve been doing this for three years. I get donations to give food to the homeless and I’m using Queen’s Square because it’s a public site with CCTV cameras providing security for the people we help. I give about 20-30 meals.”
“However, a woman came out of the council and told me that I might bear a fine and that the police could intervene, due to the Covid rules.
“The most we get is between 15 and maximum 18 people at a time, so I’m within the law.
“The rules of Covid will not put food in the mouths of these people.”
Lead member of Wrexham Housing Council, Cllr David Griffiths, said: “During the Covid 19 pandemic, the Welsh government has directed all councils to ensure that people who sleep in a severe state of at-risk are able to leave the streets and put them in self-contained accommodation.
Wrexham has partnered with all of its recognized providers to ensure this happens and support vulnerable people through a multi-agency approach.
“So there should be no requirement that people have to have street food that could pose a risk of spreading the virus.
“Food or catering facilities are available and still available to all of our supported residents if they request so where they are placed.
“Wrexham Council acknowledges, appreciates and appreciates volunteer assistance but respectfully requested that all volunteers stop this activity and contact Avow to discuss how they could participate in the new strategy in the future.
“We extend an invitation to any volunteer group that may be interested or would like to help, please contact.”
a North Wales Police The spokeswoman said it was the council’s issue and an illusion He has not received a report of a Covid breach or “evidence to support a trial of this kind.”
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