Working To Reduce Begging Across Mayfair

Councillor Jonathan Glanz reports: 

I have become increasingly concerned over recent months with begging in and around the Mayfair area of the Ward.

A number of residents have contacted me, and I have been working with the Council, as well as with the local Police, to deal with the issue.

I can now report that over recent weeks and months there have been 32 warnings issued to beggars, and 7 penalty notices issued.As a result of our work, begging has been reduced by 17% compared with the same period last year.

I will continue to work with local residents, the Police and the Council to ensure this issue is dealt with.