Statement regarding removal of discarded items
Following efforts in November to safely relocate homeless people from Camborne Church’s churchyard, efforts are now being made to remove items left behind which have the potential to cause hazards.
The church has a duty of care to all who come onto its site and the collapsed tents, discarded and sodden sleeping bags, and other abandoned detritus poses a risk to church and churchyard visitors.
The items are no longer being used by the previous residents of the churchyard. This follows successful partnership working by the Church and statutory agencies to find a more suitable location for those individuals where their ongoing needs and issues could be addressed.
From the earliest days of Christianity in this country, church buildings and their grounds have been places of safety and refuge, especially for people who are vulnerable, and that remains true today.