More than 1,000 migrant workers ‘living in sheds’ across Slough

Sounds a bit too Daily Nail for my liking but it’s the BBC

More than 1,000 migrant workers across Slough are thought to be living in sheds in people’s back gardens.

Slough Borough Council believes the problem has become so great, it is working with the UK Border Agency and police to ensure tenants’ well-being.

Many of the shed-dwellers are living in an estimated 1,000 sheds, especially in Upton, Baylis, Central and Chalvey.

The council said it was clamping down on landlords and reminding them of the planning rules for outhouses.

Many of the buildings are legal and within the size permitted for the gardens they are within, however the majority should not be inhabited.

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By Andrew Wilcox

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