Trailer parked amid boundary row moved
A GIANT lorry trailer left outside a couple’s window, amid a bitter dispute with neighbours, has been removed.
For more than a year Sophia Hughes, 26, and husband Gwyn, 27, of Gaerwen, Anglesey, and businessman Mark Jones had been arguing over a boundary wall.
Despite signing over the structure to the Joneses, the couple arrived home on July 7 to find a trailer from an articulated lorry parked right outside their kitchen window.
In a statement the Joneses claimed it was an “agricultural storage container” and that the couple’s view of it would have been reduced had they not taken down trees that belonged to his family. Mrs Hughes categorically denied the felled trees belonged to the Joneses.
Since Mrs Hughes contacted our sister paper the Daily Post, the trailer has been removed to another part of the Jones’s land away from the Hughes’ family home.
Mrs Hughes said: “I am grateful that it’s all over and we just want to move on.”
Mrs Hughes said relations with Mr Jones and his wife were fine until they asked the Joneses if they could rebuild a small wall on the edge of their land, but soured when the Joneses wanted sole ownership of the newly built wall.
Mrs Hughes said her father, a vicar, received late night calls and letters from the couple demanding they be given custody of the boundary wall.
“They kept highlighting they had more authority and money than us and we would never win,” said Mrs Hughes.
After consulting their solicitor, they decided to sign over the structure. Mrs Hughes said she had been told the Joneses would consider removing the lorry trailer if she would reimburse them the cost of their legal fees and offer an apology.
She said: “I can’t afford to pay for their fees and I am not going to apologise. I felt scared and intimidated.”
Mr Jones, who runs oil firm G D Jones & Son Ltd in the town, initially said he didn’t want to air his dirty laundry in public.
An email sent later to the Daily Post stated: “The trailer will serve the purpose of an agriculture storage container for the surrounding farmland, owned by Mr and Mrs Jones.
“The container/trailer is on Mr and Mrs Jones’ private land and does not contravene any criminal or planning laws.
“Had the complainant not taken down the original wall and trees that belong to Mr and Mrs Jones without permission (by their admission), their view of the storage container would be dramatically reduced.
“While I note your comments regarding Mr and Mrs Hughes’ version of events, we have a large file of exchange legal letters that demonstrates otherwise. We would like to add that the dispute originated by Mrs Jones simply ‘doing Mrs Hughes and her family a favour’.”
The trailer was moved at around 6.45pm on Thursday night. Mr Jones has been approached for comment.
The HGV trailer, now moved, while it was parked near a boundary wall in Gaerwen