Tory Council Set To Fine Homeless People £50 For Begging

Worthing council will soon start fining homeless people £50 if they are caught begging for money on the streets, in a move branded “disgusting” by local campaigners.

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is expected to get approval later this month, allowing the council to target beggars on the streets

The Conservative-run council is also set to introduce PSPOs against public drinking and camping in the town centre at the meeting on 19 April, following the recommendation of its own committee.

A petition against the PSPO, has been started by the Worthing People’s Assembly and has been signed by 5,000 people so far.