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To: HSBC Birmingham Manager

Remove Anti-Homeless Spikes from HSBC Birmingham

We won! HSBC have removed the anti-homeless spikes from outside the New Street branch.

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Remove the anti-homeless spikes from outside your HSBC branch in Birmingham New Street.

Why is this important?

Anti-homeless spikes, along with other defensive architecture, have been around for a while now, and we shouldn't stand for them anymore. They not only have a practical impact on homeless people's lives, disallowing them from sitting or sleeping in certain sheltered locations, but they also help to propagate the feeling of division in our communities, creating an 'us and them' mentality. This means there is less interaction, less communication and therefore ultimately less understanding of why people end up sleeping rough, and what we can do to help.

Getting rid of these spikes is a small gesture, but a huge step in acceptance and care, which will help to break down barriers, allowing us to engage more fully with the poverty and need which lies on our very doorsteps.

New Street Station, Birmingham

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Reasons for signing

  • i feel bad being a HSBC customer.
  • THE BANKS CONTRIBUTED TO A LOT OF HOME LOSS!!! Shame on them for that and for spikes!!
  • its the banks that make us all homeless


2017-10-02 12:42:49 +0100

Petition is successful with 13,787 signatures

2017-04-03 16:02:58 +0100

Petition is successful with 13,780 signatures

2016-11-21 15:00:13 +0000

Petition is successful with 13,775 signatures

2016-11-18 10:42:33 +0000

Petition is successful with 13,776 signatures

2016-06-09 18:34:38 +0100

Petition is successful with 13,744 signatures

2016-05-12 17:08:04 +0100

Petition is successful with 13,742 signatures

2016-04-05 10:41:56 +0100

Petition is successful with 13,741 signatures

2016-01-27 23:16:40 +0000

Petition is successful with 13,736 signatures

2015-12-04 14:41:19 +0000

Petition is successful with 13,682 signatures

2015-11-27 12:11:15 +0000

Petition is successful with 13,671 signatures

2015-11-25 12:24:11 +0000

Petition is successful with 13,660 signatures

2015-06-19 07:46:48 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2015-06-17 16:04:53 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2015-06-17 15:21:03 +0100

Thank you again for all your support - please keep sharing the petition so we can go to HSBC as a community united.
Here are some links with some background information about defensive architecture and the rise of homelessness in the UK:
'Defensive Archiitecture' -
Victory of recent petition in London -
Homelessness rising -
I hope these are helpful, please keep spreading the word!

2015-06-16 17:06:32 +0100

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign so far! Discrimination is happening but we're tackling it head on. Please keep sharing the campaign with your family and friends, the more people we have on board, the greater the likelihood that HSBC will remove the spikes.

2015-06-16 12:26:54 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2015-06-16 11:36:43 +0100

500 signatures reached

2015-06-16 10:56:58 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-06-15 22:19:25 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-06-12 14:18:26 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-06-12 11:32:11 +0100

10 signatures reached