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…