Thursday, 23 October 2014

No, They Don’t Care, Why Should They?

A single teenage mum who has been living rent- free above a Worcester pub says she and her sick baby will soon be homeless after new managers arrived to take over.
Yes. And..?
Mrs Franklin had been running the pub since April 28 and her daughter moved into the flat the following month.
As an illegal sub tenant. That didn’t go over well with the brewery, as you can imagine.
During a meeting at the pub, former manager Tracey Franklin, Megan’s mum and Grace’s grandmother, held talks with representatives of the pub’s owners, Westbourne Leisure Ltd.
During the meeting, Neil Tooth, Westbourne’s operations manager, said he would have the locks changed if Tracey Franklin did not hand back the keys.
But Mr Tooth said Miss Franklin should never have been living there in the first place and the pub had been losing money “hand over fist”.
I can see why. But now the jig is up, the game’s over, there’s no more free accommodation. This is, of course, an OUTRAGE!
Miss Franklin was written to by Westbourne on October 9 telling her she had to move out by October 24. She said: “I’m annoyed and angry. They don’t care.
“They don’t care that my baby is constantly ill because they haven’t fixed the windows. It is so cold.
“This is the first time we have ever met the people from Westbourne. I need to find somewhere else to live. This is a total shock for me. I was expecting it but not so soon.
“It’s alright for the people from Westbourne. They have a home to go to."
Yes, one they legally own or pay rent for, I suspect. Are those alien concepts to you?
She now hopes to meet with a housing officer from Worcester City Council tomorrow with a view to sorting out alternative accommodation.
Great! So now we, the taxpayer, get to pick up the tab instead…

8 comments:

patently said...

“They don’t care that my baby is constantly ill because they haven’t fixed the windows. It is so cold.

Sorry - did I read that correctly? The illegal tenant who isn't paying rent and who has no right to be there is complaining that the landlord didn't maintain the property well enough?

Pardon??

Bucko The Moose said...

What Patently said

Furor Teutonicus said...

QQ But Mr Tooth said Miss Franklin should never have been living there in the first place and the pub had been losing money “hand over fist”.QQ

What???

Unless she is going down in the night and nicking stuff from the pub, HOW are the two facts linked?

Anonymous said...

'ONE STOP ARSE WIPE SHOP' Time, as you say Julia, paid for by the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

love the "pleas save Marcus" shirts.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Save-Marcus-Family-touched-14-000-people-sign/story-23388594-detail/story.html


Twenty_Rothmans said...

Christ! Whoever spluffed his beans up that must have needed thicker glasses than she!!!

Look at this bone-idle parasite. She can dispense with the umbrella, the child already looks as though it has water on the brain.

"Mummy, where do Labour voters come from?"
"Overseas or bus shelters, dear".

JuliaM said...

"Sorry - did I read that correctly? The illegal tenant who isn't paying rent and who has no right to be there is complaining that the landlord didn't maintain the property well enough?"

Sadly, you did! There's a lot of it about, too...

"'ONE STOP ARSE WIPE SHOP' Time, as you say Julia, paid for by the taxpayers."

If we are ever faced with an existential crisis, I really think our species as it currently is will die out...

Anonymous said...

Our species is flattered by your suggestion of any collective capacity for Hamlet's melancholy, Julia.