A MAN who has been sleeping in a tent outside Maidenhead town hall, has now been found a temporary home.

The homeless man who was living in a tent on the grass with his dog, will now be sleeping under a roof after moving in on Friday, and is the last of a group of notable protestors to find accommodation.

The campaign group 'Born SL6' set up camp outside the town hall in St Ives Road around four months ago and were first evicted by the council on April 7, which then recruited security and put up a fence to prevent the group from returning.

At the time, now leader of the council Cllr Simon Dudley, who was then deputy leader and lead member for finance, said he was unaware of the decision to construct the fence.

The protest began after the homeless shelter in King Street was closed in April.

The protesters returned to the town hall later that month and were later evicted by court order on Monday, April 18 but were allowed to return to camp at the site while accommodation was found.

All of the members of the Born SL6 group have now been found accommodation and the council is working with The Brett Foundation to set up a halfway house and a day centre to improve the lives of homeless people in the borough, particularly in Maidenhead.

Cllr Dudley, council leader and lead member for property, said: “It has been a challenge to find a suitable solution for him, albeit of a temporary nature, as he did not want to be separated from his faithful dog Crackerjack and it is great news that they can stay together.

“It is great news too for couples planning to tie the knot at Maidenhead Register Office as the lawn is popular for wedding photographs and socialising after the event.”

The lawn will now be reseeded by council contractors to ensure it is in great condition as it is often used by brides and grooms when the town hall is used for weddings and it is also used by council staff to spend time on during their lunch breaks.