Homeless people taken off streets of Huddersfield under emergency protocol due to extreme cold
Around 15 homeless and vulnerable people have been taken off the streets in freezing weather and given beds for the night.
Kirklees Council triggered its ‘severe weather emergency protocol’ on Thursday, December 7 after snow and ice struck Huddersfield.
The council moved to offer beds for the night for anyone sleeping rough. The aim is simple – to prevent deaths on the streets during prolonged spells of extreme cold.
Council officials check the forecast daily but the emergency protocol remains in force and is likely to continue for some days yet.
A spokesman for Kirklees Council said: “The... read more
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