Fam­ily of ten are only hours away from be­ing evicted

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A FAM­ILY’S des­per­ate search for a new home has be­come crit­i­cal with less than 24 hours un­til they are evicted.

Stu­art and Deb­bie Parkin­son ap­pealed for help in the Ex­press last week af­ter their land­lord an­nounced he was sell­ing the prop­erty on Wilt­shire Close in Up­ton Pri­ory and is­sued them with an evic­tion no­tice.

But the fam­ily of 10 have not still not found a place big enough place to live ei­ther to rent pri­vately or through so­cial hous­ing, and face be­ing made home­less to­mor­row (Thurs­day, April 24). Deb­bie, 40, who is a full time mum and carer for her dis­abled daugh­ter, said: “They have been and put up a for sale sign out­side the house to­day and it’s heart­break­ing be­cause I don’t know where we are go­ing to go. We will have no choice but to turn up at the town hall and plead for them to help us.

“It’s just frus­trat­ing be­cause my hus­band works hard to sup­port us and we can pay our rent, we just can’t find any­where will­ing to give us a chance.”

A spokesman from Cheshire East Coun­cil said: “Se­nior mem­bers of the hous­ing team are work­ing with the fam­ily on a daily ba­sis to try and iden­tify al­ter­na­tive ac­com­mo­da­tion on their be­half and pre­vent the fam­ily be­com­ing home­less.

“The fam­ily are ten­ants of a pri­vate land­lord but we are do­ing all we can as a lo­cal author­ity to as­sist them.

“Un­for­tu­nately we have a real short­age of large prop­er­ties in the so­cial hous­ing sec­tor in the Macclesfield area that would ac­com­mo­date the fam­ily.

“The fam­ily have been ad­vised of their legal rights and we can re­as­sure them and the public that ev­ery­thing is be­ing done by Cheshire East Coun­cil to as­sist them.”

●● Deb­bie and Stu­art Parkin­son with their eight chil­dren

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