The council in Folkestone is threatening to pull down a makeshift shelter made by a homeless man on Mermaid beach.
The structure has been up for a fortnight, but the authority has now issued a warning notice.
Their action has prompted a backlash on social media from people who think the council should be offering a helping hand rather than a heavy hand.
Tony Green reports.
Tony spoke to Cathy White who wants the structure, and its inhabitant, left alone.