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Star date: 1st February 2018

EMPTY NUR MALAYSIA COMMUNITY CAFE OCCUPIED BY HOMELESS

This week, after Peel Holdings obtained a possession order on its Barton Road building in Eccles, homeless Salford people have moved into the empty Nur Malaysia Community Café on Liverpool Road.

Once inside, the squatters found a poster with a quote from Abuya...'Love and Care is the key to universal unity'. Now, with the onset of freezing nights, they are hoping the owners will abide by their mantra and let them stay.

Full details here...


Nur Malaysia Community Café Eccles Nur Malaysia Community Café Eccles Eccles Squat
'Section 144 Notice'
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Two weeks ago, two homeless Salford people, Stuart and John, took up residence in an empty Peel Holdings office building on Barton Road in Eccles*. Peel, which today got a Government public money grant of £4million for its Trafford Waters development (see here), promptly obtained a possession order at court on Monday and the occupiers had to leave.

Photos posted on social media show that they left the place in immaculate condition, cleaner than it was when they moved in.

Now Stuart and John and their three dogs have set up a new 'home' in the empty Nur Malaysia Community Café - formerly the Devonshire Arms pub - on Liverpool Road in Eccles, to avoid sleeping rough on some of the coldest nights of the winter.

The Land Registry shows that the building is owned by Mahboob Hussain, Matloob Hussain and Jawad Zadar, and, before being closed, operated as a friendly cafe that hosted many community events.

"I was walking past this building, noticed it was empty, went around the back and the fire door was open, so I secured the building, put a Section 144 notice up* and we've moved our stuff in" says Stuart "We scrubbed the place from top to bottom and made it our home. These are commercial premises, and always have been, so we have rights."

Once in, they were soon visited by three men who put Stuart on the phone to the owner...

"He asked about my situation, and I told him about my life and how I'd got to this point" Stuart recalls "He said he was on holiday and would talk when he got back. Meanwhile, the other guys were locking everything up at the front of the building, barricading us in the back, then took the Section 144 notice down and said they wanted us out...

"I said 'I've got nowhere to go, I'm homeless and it's freezing out there...What are you going to do, throw us out onto the streets?'. He said 'It's not my problem' and at one point threatened to send in a 'team' to get us out." he adds.

Stuart, John, their dogs and supporters are hoping that this doesn't happen, as a poster they found now takes pride of place on their 'living room' wall. On it is a quote by former Malaysian spiritual leader, Abuya Ustaz Ashaari Muhammad, or Abuya... 'Love and Care is the key to universal unity...'


The Salford Star made contact today with a representative of the owner but he didn't want to comment on the issue.


*A 'Section 144 Notice' is actually a notice that Section 144 of the Legal Aid,
Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
that made squatting in a residential building an offence does not apply. What does apply is The Criminal Law Act 1977 which made it an offence to threaten or use violence to enter a property where someone is present and opposes the entry, even if they are squatters.

Landlords or owners have to go to court to obtain a possession order for an eviction to take place. On occupying commercial buildings, homeless people have been posting these notices to protect themselves (see photo).

* Peel Holdings Building Squatted By Homeless - click here

Stuart Potts wrote
at 19:49:14 on 04 February 2018
They would rather sell the land to a private developer to make even more money 💷 and as for anti social behaviour not once have we ever had to have the police there 🚨 as we never cause any trouble they would not even have to pay for caravans as people have been donating them to us for free but no one will let us use any free land
 
Bogdanovich wrote
at 20:06:12 on 02 February 2018
It came into my mind a couple of hours ago, would it not be possible for the Council to buy some secondhand static caravans for about five grand each, maybe buy ten of them, and put them on some council land somewhere, and allow Salford homeless people to live in them until they can find a proper home. They could have a security guard on site, thus eliminating anti social behaviour, and the caravans would only be for people who had lost their tenancies in Greater Salford, thus stopping homeless people from all over Greater Manchester attempting to get in them. Truth be told, it wouldn't cost much, and would help alleviate the City's homelessness problem.
 
Stuart David Potts wrote
at 11:27:28 on 02 February 2018
I never took over the lady's house 🏡 in question what I did do was clean her house 🏡 right through then go shopping 🛒 🏪 for her bought a new TV 📺 for from Cash 💷 converters and stop dick heads from taking the piss out of her but I bet now if you went in that very same house 🏡 it will be a shit tip again because she gets no outside help and support so get your facts right before trying to slander me
 
Stevie wrote
at 05:48:45 on 02 February 2018
I wish you would stop giving this guy press time. He's living by the canal, he's squatting here, He's squatting there. What about when he's manipulating vunderable people and throwing their anti-psychotic medication down the drain with all other medication needed causing the person to end up in hospital in a bad way whilst him and his friends were taking over her home and destroying it.
 
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