Lee urges people not to give money to street beggars.

A new campaign is launched today designed to rid the streets of Blackburn town centre of beggars.

The campaign is  urging people not to hand beggars  cash but to give to the  THOMAS Drop-in-Centre. The centre feeds over 50 people a day. .

The initiative has been developed by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Blackburn Town Centre Partnership – known as BID (Business Improvement  District) and THOMAS.

Residents at  THOMAS Witton Bank Blackburn  have taken part in a short documentary urging people not to give to street beggars as the money goes on drugs.

To watch documentary Click Here