Home sweet home…

chalet room

Roomier than a Hyundai Coupe

The homeless family who had been living in the Council’s own car park after they being allegedly told to ‘get rid’ of their pet dogs have now been found suitable accommodation.

Within hours of Eastleigh News publishing the details of their plight both the BBC and The Daily Echo descended on the civic offices car park prompting the council to find suitable emergency accommodation.

Tonight, Mum Amanda Denton, her daughter and pets Ruby and Missy are in nice warm holiday chalet accommodation in Botley.

“We are delighted to be able to get a bath last”

Amanda told Eastleigh News – adding that she  had not been told how long she would be able to stay at the chalet but expected it would be a month at least.

The self employed lorry driver said she was grateful to Eastleigh News and to Eastleigh Independent councillor Andy Moore for their help.

“Thank you for everything you done cos without you I might still be in the car park.”

Ms Denton claimed she had been evicted after she lost her job working for Eastleigh Borough Council ‘s ‘streetscene’.

Matthew Myatt photographing the family for Eastleigh News

Matthew Myatt photographing the family for Eastleigh News

Photo: Stephen Slominski

  2 comments for “Home sweet home…

  1. Peter Stewart
    March 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I thought the Council offered accomodation right from the start but the sticking point was always the pets!?

    Does this mean the Council has now been forced to backtrack and allow the pets to stay with the lady as well?

    • mm
      Eastleigh Xpress
      March 18, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      Yes Peter, the council found temporary accommodation which enabled them to keep the dogs.
      I understand that the accommodation is also £200 a week cheaper than the B&B they originally housed them in – that would not accept pets.

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