Since then many of the same issues of vagrancy and other problems have resurfaced and so have the complaints from downtown business owners. The situation has become so bad that Barbara Sutherland, chair of the Downtown Brantford Business Improvement Area board earlier this month said vagrants have taken over the city’s core.
A BIA spokesperson on Wednesday applauded the return of the outreach team.
“We’re super happy to hear that they’re back,” said Annette Wawzonek, the group’s executive director. “The situation in the downtown was a lot better when they were here and we weren’t very happy when the funding ran out and the program ended.
“We’re glad their back because they made a huge difference.”
Anyone who would like to provide the team with information about a person in need can call 226-227-9928.
If a person is in need of emergency services, contact 911.
Source: Brantford Expositor