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Graffiti scrawled on young mum’s home

Kimberley Stanley of Kimberley is currently in a housing crisis, having to live with her ill father with her one-year-old son with chronic asthma.

Kimberley Stanley of Kimberley is currently in a housing crisis, having to live with her ill father with her one-year-old son with chronic asthma.

A single mum has told how she felt she had no choice but to move out after obscene graffiti was scrawled on the windows of her house.

Kimberley-Jade Stanley, 20, and her one-year-old son, who suffers with chronic asthma, now live with her dad in Kimberley after she chose to move out of her house in Prince Street, Eastwood, following the incidents.

The waitress ended up at the house after she had moved out of another Broxtowe Borough Council owned property in Eastwood she said had damp issues.

“I noticed that the property I lived in started to become damp at the beginning of this year and became immediately concerned because my son‘s condition could deteriorate because of it,” said Kimberley.

After arranging to leave on April 4, Kimberley began plans with the council to look at other accommodation.

She said: “The council offered me a house on Prince Street in Eastwood but I felt it was my only option.

“I went to look at the property and after telling them it wasn’t suitable because there was damp in the cellar I was told this was the only house available.

Kimberley-Jade lived at the house on Prince Street for a short period but said she experienced indecent images being drawn on her windows and her wheelie bin being stolen.

“I told the council, but they did nothing, I didn’t want to live in a damp house or expose my son to such behaviour, so made the choice to move in with my dad.”

She said: “The situation is not ideal, the house is small and it isn’t ideal for all of us but I feel stranded.”

Kimberley-Jade has now approached Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero for help, who said that her office had made contact with the council.

“Broxtowe Borough Council have been fully informed about the strength of Kimberley-Jade’s feelings and that despite the council’s efforts she still considers the property unsuitable.

She added: “We’re attempting to bring this to a satisfactory end and I’ll continue to help as much as I can.”

A spokeswoman for Broxtowe Borough Council said: “The council does not comment on individual cases. We are aware of Miss Stanley’s concerns and are working with her directly to find a solution.”

 

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