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37 people use Exeter's new night shelter

The Junction has been packed in cold weather this week

37 People stayed at Exeter's new Night Shleter the Junction last night as temperatures dropped below freezing. 

The City Council activated its Severe Weather Protocol which means they work with other organisations to arrange accommodation for anyone rough sleeping.

Its aim is to ensure that no one dies on the streets.

Cllr Emma Morse, Lead Councillor for People said: “The Night Shelter has proved invaluable, no-one should be sleeping out on the streets of Exeter and providing this facility is potentially life-saving. Having a purpose-built facility which allows people to come inside, keep warm and be comfortable has to be a good thing.”

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