Miss Workman, whose daughter Nancy, seven, lives with her, was in February served with an enforcement notice by the council that required her to remove the building and find alternative accommodation within 12 months.
It also said keeping horses did not justify a residential presence on the site.This didn’t please her much:
"I don't know what is going to happen. Our life is here. We go to school down the road," said Miss Workman.
"The beauty of living here is that I can take the dogs out and do the horses all before breakfast while Nancy is still asleep."Well, you won’t be ‘taking the dogs out’ any longer:
The resident of Chalford, in Stroud, was told to hand her Jack Russell, Labrador and collie to the authorities as she was an unfit owner.
The 42-year-old appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates yesterday and was found guilty of six counts of being in charge of a dangerously out-of-control dog in a public place and two counts of failing to comply with a dog control order.It seems ‘failing to comply’ is her default setting.
Her excuse was, well, novel, at least:
Workman had to represent herself at court after her legal aid application failed to go through in time, forcing her solicitor to withdraw.
She said the Labrador did not like dogs on leads and the Jack Russell was just "naughty".
Judge Martin Brown dismissed her claims and sentencing her said: "You had been warned but seem determined to ignore what you have been advised to do."She thought there were no consequences. She’s learning that’s not the case.