West Norfolk Council makes homelessness cash pledge

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Council chiefs will work with charity groups in order to make the most of a £250,000 government cash injection to tackle homelessness.

It was announced last week that West Norfolk Council had secured the investment, in conjunction with other district authorities, over the next two years.

Adrian Lawrence, the council’s cabinet member for housing, told Thursday’s meeting the authority would work with groups such as the Purfleet Trust in order to help as many people as possible with the extra investment.

He added that the authority was also working to encourage would-be tenants to consider renting properties in villages.

However, he said: “Obviously if they don’t have transport they want to live in town.”