Professor Green was in Bournemouth today and called the council ‘arseholes’
The council have adjusted benches to deter the homeless
British rapper Stephen Paul Manderson, better known by his stage name Professor Green, was in Bournemouth town centre today.
He was here in a bid to turn benches in the town centre into a place where homeless people can stay comfortably.
Bournemouth council were recently branded "inhumane" after they installed bars on benches to stop homeless people sleeping on them.
On Pro Green's Instagram story he explained how he was in the town to help us "realise the full potential of our benches and the devices we have installed."
In his demonstration, he adjusted the bar on the bench outside WHSmith in the town centre, before putting tarpaulin over it to create a shelter.
You may have spotted the anti-homeless bench in Bournemouth in the news this week (top left) after @professorgreen got pretty angry about them (quite right too). Well, we found a solution 😉 @maxreestore designed an alternative which between them, they fitted today. Now that’s more like it, not a solution, but a shelter and a start! #benchmark #designwithcompassion
He explained that for £18.50 the benches can become "something that provides shelter for people who don't otherwise have it. Rather than pushing them out and making them feel less welcome than they already do."
Anti Homeless benches in Bournemouth. What’s the message here? ‘Hey you poor sods with no safety net – you better really hope life doesn’t throw any shit at you now! And god forbid you make a bad life decision! Cause you won’t have the ‘comfort’ of this bench to sleep on! Ha!’. Again, nothing done to tackle the problem, just something to make it more invisible so we can pretend it isn’t happening.
On his story he then branded Bournemouth council "arseholes" for the adaptations they had made to benches to deter the homeless.
3500 for a fucking bar to stop people sleeping on a bench?! are you having me on? Also what cunt got paid to come up with the idea? And what cunt signed off on it? I want the names of you heartless slags.
— #ACTIVE (@professorgreen) January 31, 2018
He added that when he left, all benches were returned to how they were when he had found them.