FACTFILE... on UKBA pilot project
PETERBOROUGH was selected to host the pilot after the UK Border Agency received referrals from Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire Police.
People from EU countries have a right to travel freely in the EU and can live in the UK for up to three months if they can support themselves.
After that time, they can only stay in the country if they are working, registered students or self-sufficient.
If there is nobody in tents and make-shift shelters used by homeless migrants when officers visit, multilingual literature is left stating that rough sleepers must report to a police station in the next 10 days to prove they are self-sufficient and not a burden.
It has also provided rough sleepers with official advice about finding work and privately rented accommodation.
Representatives from charities have also given guidance about overcoming alcohol and drug habits and ways that they can return to their home countries.
The pilot will be reviewed at the end of the summer.
ISSUE: How the ET has highlighted problems with rough sleepers in the city.