A grieving family are heartbroken after a caravan containing the last mementos of a loved one was destroyed by park owners. Carol Jones, 57, from Craylands, Basildon, wept when her beloved mobile home, on Thorney Bay Caravan Park, Canvey, was reduced to scrap metal after it was towed away and crushed…An error? Stolen by those caravan utilising nomadic travellers? Well, no:
…. because of overdue rent.*sympathy evaporates*
Ms Jones, who admits to owing hundreds of pounds in rent, having not paid the fees since February, claims she was given no opportunity to empty the caravan of her things before it was destroyed.
“I know I got behind on my payments, but I always do catch up.”The world won't stand still and wait for you to 'catch up'.
Businessman Jeff King, who owns the park, claims the company wrote to and telephoned Ms Jones in May about coming to collect her things, but received no response. He said it was part of an ongoing situation with the family for the past five years.
Mr King said: “We have been dealing with them for the past five years.
“Before it was towed, we sent them numerous letters and phoned them on May 16 saying if they didn’t come back to us we would be taking the caravan off site and scrapping it, which is within the law. They never bothered to get in touch with us to do anything about it until now.”Oh dear, so sad, too bad...