Ahhh, Brighton…!

A group of homeless men who have set up home on a golf course are threatening any intruders to their makeshift camp with legal action.


The men have been sleeping in archways on the pitch and putt course at Kingsway Multi-Play in Hove seafront since Saturday, October 8.The men, who are using tarpaulin and polystyrene boards to protect themselves from the elements, have taped a legal warning to the outside of their homemade shelter expressing their rights to the site.

Their rights to someone else’s property, eh? How’s that work?

The note, which cites part II of the Criminal Law Act 1977, tells passers-by to take notice that “we live this in this property, it is our home and we intend to stay here.”

The note also says “any entry or attempt to enter these premises without our permission is therefore a criminal offence as any one of us who is in physical possession is opposed to such entry without our permission.”

And, this being the Land Of The Greens, there’s a few there who can see nothing wrong with this at all:

tattootrev says…You know what good on them, everyone has the right to live where they want, as long as they arent knocking on your doors asking for handouts there not bothering you..

Unless, I suppose, you want to play golf. Or run a golf club where customers aren’t so sanguine about extra hazards other than sand traps and water…

mustaphaLeeko says…wow, so many people all in a tizz over a few people living in some archways.

Do people on here have nothing better to do than hate their fellow human beings for occupying a few arches?

Good luck to them as they are doing NOBODY any harm in my view, it’s hardly somewhere that people want to hang around in, take their kids for walks, or go for picnics now is it? or am I wrong?

Well, actually, I think you’re wrong. But then, in Brighton, you’ve probably got a council of your peers, so anything goes…

5 comments for “Ahhh, Brighton…!

  1. Edward
    October 19, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Thank God, that there is a large chalk ridge protecting England, from the heathen morass that Brighton is now become. Pity of it is, the area is not prone to large seismic events, if say Brighton were to somehow slip into the sea, who would miss it, still less mourn its loss? 💡

  2. October 19, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Fine. Erect a 20ft fence around the immediate boundry of the arches. Leave it there until they agree to bugger off.

  3. Edward
    October 19, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Excellent solution Bucko.

  4. Chuckles
    October 19, 2011 at 10:59 am

    What do the Laws of Golf say about this?
    Presumably it is classed as a ‘Temporary Immovable Obstruction’, and players can get line of sight relief?

  5. October 19, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Hole 5 – par 3, 175 yards. Dogleg to left. Principle hazards: bunkers on right of fairway and back of green, derros and drop outs to left. Criticism is out of bounds. 🙄

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