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Westminster Council wants to pass a byelaw to stop rough sleeping and soup runs on Westminster Cathedral piazza and the surrounding area.
Westminster Council announced yesterday it has launched a consultation on the proposals with residents, businesses, local day centres and hostels and the voluntary sector.
If it gets a positive response from this, it will ask the Communities and Local Government department to pass a byelaw. It wants this in place by October.
Westminster Council estimates up to 100 people at a time congregate around the piazza while food is being given out and said people travel into the area to receive food hand-outs.
The council has said vulnerable adults will be asked to leave the area before being subjected to any enforcement.