‘Unbelievable’: Man living in caravan as he waits for council to repair his bungalow

Shane Richie reveals his 'essentials' for caravan holidays

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Trev Fairminer started living in his caravan in March last year, hoping that the protest would make the council fix the damage to his house in Shepshed, Leicestershire. He claims that he has sent Charnwood Borough Council thousands of emails over the past 10 years, asking them to fix the damage at his bungalow.

Despite the requests, the 65-year-old says no substantial work has been done at the council-owned property, Leicestershire Live reports.

The resident, who is renting the bungalow, decided to start living in his caravan in March last year and hoped that would lead to the council taking action.

But one year later, he says the situation has not changed, claiming the council have “just not moved themselves”.

Charnwood Borough Council says it has offered alternative accommodation to Mr Fairminer, and it remains in dialogue with him about the issues.

Mr Fairminer said: “I’ve sent the council thousands of emails. It’s just unbelievable.

“I’ve emailed all of Charnwood Borough councillors and all the various departments and they’ve just not moved themselves.

“I’ve just had enough, I’m not in the best of health. I have osteoarthritis, I have heart problems for which I’ve been taking pills for thirty-odd years now. I’ve got two lots of high blood pressure pills.

“This has absolutely done me in. I should never have been left here in this position for 10 years with them in full knowledge of this.”


EU will hold drivers responsible for speeding if new limiters fail [WARNING]

EU speed limiter override tools may soon be scrapped [ANALYSIS]

E10 petrol: Drivers preparing for changes with renewable push [INSIGHT]

As a result of the inaction from the council, Trev has been living in his caravan since March and has displayed posters in his window and set up a TV screen to showcase the cracks in his walls.

Speaking to Leicestershire Live, he said: “Someone will come out for two or three months and then it’ll all change again and someone else will come out for two/three months.

“They’ll make a load of promises and then go away and nothing happens. It’s been like this all the way through.”

Last year, Mr Fairminer was told the council would start work on the property once a report was completed by a structural engineer.

Save 10% on your MOT

It’s Kwik Fits’ Midsommer Madness sale and you can take 10% off your MOT Test with the UK’s #1 MOT tester – just click the link to book online.

Source: Read Full Article