Nightmare couple want to return to their home...but neighbours and council say no

Sarah Penlington

Sarah Penlington

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A NIGHTMARE couple want to return to their Basildon home...but the council is determined to stop them.

Sara Penlington, 39, and Paul James, 36, were booted out of their flat in Clay Hill Road last summer after a court heard they held unruly parties.

The council gained a temporary order forcing the couple out. Neighbours were chuffed, but now they dread the possibility of the pair coming back. The council will go to court next month in a bid to repossess the property.

Neighbour and mum-of-four Anne Hudson, 35, said the neighbourhood was a different place since the couple were driven out. She said: “There have been no drunks or druggies hanging around. My children can walk about without me worrying about them.

Hopefully, someone better will move in who wants to look after the place.”

Another neighbour said: “Since they were kicked out, it has been lovely. It used to be hectic, there were so many cars pulling up it was like a corner shop.”

Echo:

Paul James

Basildon Council hopes to get a repossession order from Southend County Court in February. Phil Turner, the council’s housing boss, said: “If we are successful, these premises will be back in the council’s hands and available for someone more deserving. We will continue to take action against those who fail to take appropriate steps to stop bad behaviour.

“I congratulate the council’s antisocial behaviour team for working so effectively, with the support of Essex Police, to take robust action against those involved.”

He added: “There was some manoeuvering with the people we were trying to get out. There were legal stand-offs and it was going right to the wire.”

Echo:

The tenancy was in Penlington’s name. She has been staying with a relative. It is not clear where James has been staying since his release from jail for attacking police.

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7:24am Tue 7 Jan 14

CaptainBlackadder says...

Looks like a classy,upmarket lady - I can see why the neighbours will miss her.........
Looks like a classy,upmarket lady - I can see why the neighbours will miss her......... CaptainBlackadder
  • Score: 49

7:41am Tue 7 Jan 14

LastIaugh,,. says...

Luckily I have no near neighbours but if someone does complain I am able to move somewhere else.

This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved !
Luckily I have no near neighbours but if someone does complain I am able to move somewhere else. This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved ! LastIaugh,,.
  • Score: -57

8:44am Tue 7 Jan 14

johanuk says...

CaptainBlackadder wrote:
Looks like a classy,upmarket lady - I can see why the neighbours will miss her.........
i agree!......they seem like scum-of-the-earth types, obviously no respect for their poor neighbours or authority.
[quote][p][bold]CaptainBlackadder[/bold] wrote: Looks like a classy,upmarket lady - I can see why the neighbours will miss her.........[/p][/quote]i agree!......they seem like scum-of-the-earth types, obviously no respect for their poor neighbours or authority. johanuk
  • Score: 40

9:42am Tue 7 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

'This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved !'

Hate that racist comment.

But what a shocker of a woman...
'This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved !' Hate that racist comment. But what a shocker of a woman... Jack222
  • Score: -14

9:50am Tue 7 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

LastIaugh,,. wrote:
Luckily I have no near neighbours but if someone does complain I am able to move somewhere else.

This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved !
Do you make a profession of being an idiot, or does it come naturally.

Typical of you isn't it.... tell you what mate, you have them living in your house eh - and tell Basildon Council they can put one of their traveller sites next door to your home.

Go on.... go ahead... oh and give the Echo the story too.

Then let's see you coming out with this cr@p a year from now eh
[quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: Luckily I have no near neighbours but if someone does complain I am able to move somewhere else. This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved ![/p][/quote]Do you make a profession of being an idiot, or does it come naturally. Typical of you isn't it.... tell you what mate, you have them living in your house eh - and tell Basildon Council they can put one of their traveller sites next door to your home. Go on.... go ahead... oh and give the Echo the story too. Then let's see you coming out with this cr@p a year from now eh Kim Gandy
  • Score: 10

10:06am Tue 7 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

That was Photo of 2013..!!.......she is just about to light a f4rt.


they would fit like a glove in Birminghams 'James Turner St' (Benefits Street) that was on Ch4 Last night.
That was Photo of 2013..!!.......she is just about to light a f4rt. they would fit like a glove in Birminghams 'James Turner St' (Benefits Street) that was on Ch4 Last night. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 19

3:01pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Are these scum still in Essex? high time they were ordered out.
Are these scum still in Essex? high time they were ordered out. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 40

3:21pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
LastIaugh,,. wrote:
Luckily I have no near neighbours but if someone does complain I am able to move somewhere else.

This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved !
Do you make a profession of being an idiot, or does it come naturally.

Typical of you isn't it.... tell you what mate, you have them living in your house eh - and tell Basildon Council they can put one of their traveller sites next door to your home.

Go on.... go ahead... oh and give the Echo the story too.

Then let's see you coming out with this cr@p a year from now eh
I think that anyone who has three accounts on here, being an idiot must come naturally, it's in the blood.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: Luckily I have no near neighbours but if someone does complain I am able to move somewhere else. This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved ![/p][/quote]Do you make a profession of being an idiot, or does it come naturally. Typical of you isn't it.... tell you what mate, you have them living in your house eh - and tell Basildon Council they can put one of their traveller sites next door to your home. Go on.... go ahead... oh and give the Echo the story too. Then let's see you coming out with this cr@p a year from now eh[/p][/quote]I think that anyone who has three accounts on here, being an idiot must come naturally, it's in the blood. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 5

3:47pm Tue 7 Jan 14

LeighCommuter says...

A couple want to return to their home

Sara Penlington, 39, and Paul James, 36, were booted out of their flat

Is it theirs?!!
A couple want to return to their home Sara Penlington, 39, and Paul James, 36, were booted out of their flat Is it theirs?!! LeighCommuter
  • Score: 29

4:25pm Tue 7 Jan 14

LastIaugh,,. says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
LastIaugh,,. wrote:
Luckily I have no near neighbours but if someone does complain I am able to move somewhere else.

This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved !
Do you make a profession of being an idiot, or does it come naturally.

Typical of you isn't it.... tell you what mate, you have them living in your house eh - and tell Basildon Council they can put one of their traveller sites next door to your home.

Go on.... go ahead... oh and give the Echo the story too.

Then let's see you coming out with this cr@p a year from now eh
I think that anyone who has three accounts on here, being an idiot must come naturally, it's in the blood.
It takes lots of practice although I have a natural ability in that area.

Remember, ignore the ersatz trolls.

I'm Sparticus.

Hello Ms Gandy.

How's Goosy Goosy - so soon after Crimbo??
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: Luckily I have no near neighbours but if someone does complain I am able to move somewhere else. This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved ![/p][/quote]Do you make a profession of being an idiot, or does it come naturally. Typical of you isn't it.... tell you what mate, you have them living in your house eh - and tell Basildon Council they can put one of their traveller sites next door to your home. Go on.... go ahead... oh and give the Echo the story too. Then let's see you coming out with this cr@p a year from now eh[/p][/quote]I think that anyone who has three accounts on here, being an idiot must come naturally, it's in the blood.[/p][/quote]It takes lots of practice although I have a natural ability in that area. Remember, ignore the ersatz trolls. I'm Sparticus. Hello Ms Gandy. How's Goosy Goosy - so soon after Crimbo?? LastIaugh,,.
  • Score: -23

4:25pm Tue 7 Jan 14

GrumpyofLeigh says...

You mean the Council didnt take the opportunity to change the locks while they were otherwise engaged?
You mean the Council didnt take the opportunity to change the locks while they were otherwise engaged? GrumpyofLeigh
  • Score: 17

4:57pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

Tell them to sling their hook Basildon doesn't them.
Tell them to sling their hook Basildon doesn't them. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 13

5:25pm Tue 7 Jan 14

runwellian says...

johanuk wrote:
CaptainBlackadder wrote:
Looks like a classy,upmarket lady - I can see why the neighbours will miss her.........
i agree!......they seem like scum-of-the-earth types, obviously no respect for their poor neighbours or authority.
… and no self respect either!
[quote][p][bold]johanuk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CaptainBlackadder[/bold] wrote: Looks like a classy,upmarket lady - I can see why the neighbours will miss her.........[/p][/quote]i agree!......they seem like scum-of-the-earth types, obviously no respect for their poor neighbours or authority.[/p][/quote]… and no self respect either! runwellian
  • Score: 12

5:28pm Tue 7 Jan 14

runwellian says...

LastIaugh,,. wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
LastIaugh,,. wrote:
Luckily I have no near neighbours but if someone does complain I am able to move somewhere else.

This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved !
Do you make a profession of being an idiot, or does it come naturally.

Typical of you isn't it.... tell you what mate, you have them living in your house eh - and tell Basildon Council they can put one of their traveller sites next door to your home.

Go on.... go ahead... oh and give the Echo the story too.

Then let's see you coming out with this cr@p a year from now eh
I think that anyone who has three accounts on here, being an idiot must come naturally, it's in the blood.
It takes lots of practice although I have a natural ability in that area.

Remember, ignore the ersatz trolls.

I'm Sparticus.

Hello Ms Gandy.

How's Goosy Goosy - so soon after Crimbo??
Oh please grow up, you two are like a couple fo spoilt kids!
[quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: Luckily I have no near neighbours but if someone does complain I am able to move somewhere else. This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved ![/p][/quote]Do you make a profession of being an idiot, or does it come naturally. Typical of you isn't it.... tell you what mate, you have them living in your house eh - and tell Basildon Council they can put one of their traveller sites next door to your home. Go on.... go ahead... oh and give the Echo the story too. Then let's see you coming out with this cr@p a year from now eh[/p][/quote]I think that anyone who has three accounts on here, being an idiot must come naturally, it's in the blood.[/p][/quote]It takes lots of practice although I have a natural ability in that area. Remember, ignore the ersatz trolls. I'm Sparticus. Hello Ms Gandy. How's Goosy Goosy - so soon after Crimbo??[/p][/quote]Oh please grow up, you two are like a couple fo spoilt kids! runwellian
  • Score: 15

6:30pm Tue 7 Jan 14

LastIaugh,,. says...

Hmm Runwellian from Runwell? Rings a bell. Are you in my reports?

You are now.

I'm Sparticus ! Ignore cheap imitations.
Hmm Runwellian from Runwell? Rings a bell. Are you in my reports? You are now. I'm Sparticus ! Ignore cheap imitations. LastIaugh,,.
  • Score: -9

6:46pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Makebelieve says...

She's 39?!?! Blimey, I would have put her at around 60 and after a hard life! Pure class bent over with a fag and a can of Becks in hand, that pose must come naturally....
She's 39?!?! Blimey, I would have put her at around 60 and after a hard life! Pure class bent over with a fag and a can of Becks in hand, that pose must come naturally.... Makebelieve
  • Score: 19

6:58pm Tue 7 Jan 14

whataday says...

I'm sure they do want to return to the home they abused but their ex-neighbours are entitled to be able to live in peace. They were fortunate to have a local authority home but they obviously didn't give a hoot for anybody else so they got what they deserved. Hope the judge in the court case has got some common sense and tells them where to get off and makes them pay all legal expenses.
I'm sure they do want to return to the home they abused but their ex-neighbours are entitled to be able to live in peace. They were fortunate to have a local authority home but they obviously didn't give a hoot for anybody else so they got what they deserved. Hope the judge in the court case has got some common sense and tells them where to get off and makes them pay all legal expenses. whataday
  • Score: 12

7:02am Wed 8 Jan 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Put them on an isolated island in the Atlantic ocean
Put them on an isolated island in the Atlantic ocean CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 8

7:35am Wed 8 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

Looks like a racist slur here, hope they find there castle, must be plenty of spare houses in Rayliegh soon
Looks like a racist slur here, hope they find there castle, must be plenty of spare houses in Rayliegh soon LastLaugh2
  • Score: -7

5:30pm Wed 8 Jan 14

J Arthur Rank says...

LastIaugh,,. wrote:
Hmm Runwellian from Runwell? Rings a bell. Are you in my reports?

You are now.

I'm Sparticus ! Ignore cheap imitations.
Identity theft is something of a problem these days but it can make for amusement in the right context ;-)
[quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: Hmm Runwellian from Runwell? Rings a bell. Are you in my reports? You are now. I'm Sparticus ! Ignore cheap imitations.[/p][/quote]Identity theft is something of a problem these days but it can make for amusement in the right context ;-) J Arthur Rank
  • Score: 3

6:06pm Wed 8 Jan 14

spectator says...

Jack222 wrote:
'This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved !'

Hate that racist comment.

But what a shocker of a woman...
What is racist about telling someone to claim traveller status and their problems will be solved?
Why do you consider a truthful statement to be racist?
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: 'This misunderstood lady should claim 'traveller' status and all her problems will be solved !' Hate that racist comment. But what a shocker of a woman...[/p][/quote]What is racist about telling someone to claim traveller status and their problems will be solved? Why do you consider a truthful statement to be racist? spectator
  • Score: 7

6:20pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Druggie Scumbag says...

I reckon Sara's really hot. At least she would have been if she'd doused herself in petrol before using that lighter she's pictured with. Might have done the world a favour?
I reckon Sara's really hot. At least she would have been if she'd doused herself in petrol before using that lighter she's pictured with. Might have done the world a favour? Druggie Scumbag
  • Score: 6

2:19pm Fri 10 Jan 14

LastIaugh,,. says...

J Arthur Rank wrote:
LastIaugh,,. wrote: Hmm Runwellian from Runwell? Rings a bell. Are you in my reports? You are now. I'm Sparticus ! Ignore cheap imitations.
Identity theft is something of a problem these days but it can make for amusement in the right context ;-)
No theft of identity involved at all. Like a good traveller, the last incumbent left this one behind (or had it banned) and has since picked up another.

He has 'previous' in that regards apparently.

But still, ignore all pale imitations, I'm Sparticus.

I am simply mimicking the fool by writing rubbish and nonsense.

The joke is on him as no one can tell the difference !

Oh how we all laughed last at LastLaugh.

Ha ha ha.
[quote][p][bold]J Arthur Rank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: Hmm Runwellian from Runwell? Rings a bell. Are you in my reports? You are now. I'm Sparticus ! Ignore cheap imitations.[/p][/quote]Identity theft is something of a problem these days but it can make for amusement in the right context ;-)[/p][/quote]No theft of identity involved at all. Like a good traveller, the last incumbent left this one behind (or had it banned) and has since picked up another. He has 'previous' in that regards apparently. But still, ignore all pale imitations, I'm Sparticus. I am simply mimicking the fool by writing rubbish and nonsense. The joke is on him as no one can tell the difference ! Oh how we all laughed last at LastLaugh. Ha ha ha. LastIaugh,,.
  • Score: 0

2:32pm Fri 10 Jan 14

steady_bloke says...

She's 39? FMOB
She's 39? FMOB steady_bloke
  • Score: 4

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