Three children found living in Thamesmead garages

Police in Thamesmead discovered three children sleeping in garages on the Moorings ward in Thamesmead.

The incident does show the ever more desperate conditions some are living in as homeslessness spikes. Just this week I covered how Greenwich’s cabinet are set to approve plans to spend millions on buying homes out in Kent.

Bexley Council have approved very few developments with social housing in recent years – and often even without so-called “affordable” homes.

Police stated the children were found in Moorings yet then said Bexley Council have taken charge. The Moorings estate is in Greenwich – as is the entirety of the wider council ward.

The Met Police’s page for the Moorings also has a map which shows it entirely in Greenwich.

The Met have been asked for comment.

As a private renter with a young family, the cost of living is extremely high.

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I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

3 thoughts on “Three children found living in Thamesmead garages

  • July 6, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    They should be grateful Bexley took them rather than Greenwich! Greenwich would’ve given them a tent, and 3 bottles of water!

  • July 6, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Oh my god how awful for these poor children who are of course very vulnerable. Were they any signs of the parents?? I hope they have been taking in to care for their safety. We do need more social housing agreed.

    But we also need to look more in to why so many people become homeless and what can be done to avoid them becoming homeless in the first place. I do believe a lot more can be done by Local Authorities around homelessness.

  • November 10, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    It’s not only children.
    Many garages are used by homelesss/working people in and around all stages in thamesmead.
    They rent them from the flat/masonette tenants, adapt them
    To an habitable condition and call them homes.
    Their are far to many men and women who do not want to work, but have flats/houses etc; these should be given over to working people, and the garages given to the lazy ponces.


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