Nightmare family evicted from flat

Nightmare family evicted from flat

Nightmare family evicted from flat

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A NIGHTMARE family who made their neighbours’ lives a misery have been evicted.

Police and council officers arrived at the first floor flat in Wells Gardens, on Basildon's Craylands estate, yesterday morning to hand an eviction notice to the troublesome couple and their two children.

Neighbours had put up with fights in the street, shouting and swearing and noisy visitors coming and going at all hours and made continuous complaints.

The family regularly hosted parties which went on throughout the night, and threw empty beer cans and vodka bottles over their balcony on to the street below.

One neighbour living on the ground floor of the block of flats, said: “Tonight will be the first time I can sleep in my own bed for a year. I have been forced to sleep downstairs because it was just too noisy.

“I have had to put up with arguing, stomping around on the ceiling and parties going on into the early hours. Last week I had to call the police.

“The problems started as soon as the family moved in about a year ago. They even washed their dogs urine off their balcony and into my garden, meaning I couldn’t open my back door last summer because the smell was so bad.

“It has taken a long time, but they have finally gone.”

The application for an eviction notice was heard in private at Basildon Magistrates’ Court, so the council could not confirm the name of the family.

The male tenant is currently behind bars awaiting trial after being accused of aggravated burglary in Wells Gardens.

Phil Turner, deputy leader of Basildon Council and cabinet member for housing, said: “It needs to be reiterated the council will not tolerate nightmare neighbours like this who show no regard for anyone else and make the lives of those around them a misery.”

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3:19pm Fri 21 Mar 14

J Arthur Rank says...

Clear evidence that certain members of the settled community are just as capable as certain members of the unsettled community of behaving like pigs.
Clear evidence that certain members of the settled community are just as capable as certain members of the unsettled community of behaving like pigs. J Arthur Rank
  • Score: 23

3:45pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

J Arthur Rank wrote:
Clear evidence that certain members of the settled community are just as capable as certain members of the unsettled community of behaving like pigs.
Really?

I see this as clear discrimination against the settled community.

Yes, it's right to evict nuisances but what about the lawbreakers in minority communities eh? They cause a problem en masse, not just one isolated family.
[quote][p][bold]J Arthur Rank[/bold] wrote: Clear evidence that certain members of the settled community are just as capable as certain members of the unsettled community of behaving like pigs.[/p][/quote]Really? I see this as clear discrimination against the settled community. Yes, it's right to evict nuisances but what about the lawbreakers in minority communities eh? They cause a problem en masse, not just one isolated family. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

3:49pm Fri 21 Mar 14

scrounger‎ says...

Just pray they don't end up next door to you.
Just pray they don't end up next door to you. scrounger‎
  • Score: 29

4:30pm Fri 21 Mar 14

emcee says...

It takes far too long to evict anti-social neighbours. If the councils stance is, and I quote, “It needs to be reiterated the council will not tolerate nightmare neighbours like this who show no regard for anyone else and make the lives of those around them a misery”, why is there no fast track policy to remove these tenants? The time frame for eviction of "nightmare" neighbours should be weeks, not months or years.
It takes far too long to evict anti-social neighbours. If the councils stance is, and I quote, “It needs to be reiterated the council will not tolerate nightmare neighbours like this who show no regard for anyone else and make the lives of those around them a misery”, why is there no fast track policy to remove these tenants? The time frame for eviction of "nightmare" neighbours should be weeks, not months or years. emcee
  • Score: 41

4:31pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Devils Advocate says...

One small step, but such a long way to go to restore a social community to our lands! Trouble is, most English people have been taught that ego is the most important element of our society, and that runs from the very top to the rock bottom.
Even on these comments, there are those Fascists that think creating a better social society is "Looney leftism," so surely those peoples need to be dealt with too!
One small step, but such a long way to go to restore a social community to our lands! Trouble is, most English people have been taught that ego is the most important element of our society, and that runs from the very top to the rock bottom. Even on these comments, there are those Fascists that think creating a better social society is "Looney leftism," so surely those peoples need to be dealt with too! Devils Advocate
  • Score: 8

4:37pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Howard Cháse says...

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Ten bob says they're housed in Brooke House soon....
Good riddance to bad rubbish. Ten bob says they're housed in Brooke House soon.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 14

5:27pm Fri 21 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

emcee wrote:
It takes far too long to evict anti-social neighbours. If the councils stance is, and I quote, “It needs to be reiterated the council will not tolerate nightmare neighbours like this who show no regard for anyone else and make the lives of those around them a misery”, why is there no fast track policy to remove these tenants? The time frame for eviction of "nightmare" neighbours should be weeks, not months or years.
gavering evidence that truly substantiates the 'nightmare' neighbor claim can take time..... plenty of people out there who will complain just because someone has the odd party.....
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: It takes far too long to evict anti-social neighbours. If the councils stance is, and I quote, “It needs to be reiterated the council will not tolerate nightmare neighbours like this who show no regard for anyone else and make the lives of those around them a misery”, why is there no fast track policy to remove these tenants? The time frame for eviction of "nightmare" neighbours should be weeks, not months or years.[/p][/quote]gavering evidence that truly substantiates the 'nightmare' neighbor claim can take time..... plenty of people out there who will complain just because someone has the odd party..... pembury53
  • Score: -9

5:33pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Daveydoo says...

Only problem is that they will be re-housed somewhere else to cause more misery for their new neighbours
Only problem is that they will be re-housed somewhere else to cause more misery for their new neighbours Daveydoo
  • Score: 27

5:35pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Howard Cháse says...

Daveydoo wrote:
Only problem is that they will be re-housed somewhere else to cause more misery for their new neighbours
Maybe they'll get one of the hundred and thirty five houses on Ballards Walk playing field.....
[quote][p][bold]Daveydoo[/bold] wrote: Only problem is that they will be re-housed somewhere else to cause more misery for their new neighbours[/p][/quote]Maybe they'll get one of the hundred and thirty five houses on Ballards Walk playing field..... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 9

5:54pm Fri 21 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Give them a caravan, at Torney Bay, Canvey
Give them a caravan, at Torney Bay, Canvey carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 7

6:05pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Give them a caravan, at Torney Bay, Canvey
Where's that then?
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Give them a caravan, at Torney Bay, Canvey[/p][/quote]Where's that then? Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: -6

9:06pm Fri 21 Mar 14

I hate the police! says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Give them a caravan, at Torney Bay, Canvey
Sod that. Give them a bullet to the head instead.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Give them a caravan, at Torney Bay, Canvey[/p][/quote]Sod that. Give them a bullet to the head instead. I hate the police!
  • Score: 17

11:33am Sat 22 Mar 14

TheaWells says...

Daveydoo wrote:
Only problem is that they will be re-housed somewhere else to cause more misery for their new neighbours
I was about to say the same.. now they will be someone elses problem. It's all very well evicting them but what is done to re-educate them to be able to maintain a social living standard and not one that requires isolation away from others?
They will just think their old neighbours were weird and moaned a lot and carry on as before unless someone explains and makes sure they understand that certain behvaiour simply isn't acceptable when you live shoulder to shoulder with others.

I once moved in to a house not knowing the house next door was a council owned property. Now this isn't a problem in itself but had I known I would have spent a few days visiting the area at different times of day to see what went on.

Anyway, the night I moved in, put my children to bed and sat down to sort through some boxes the effing and jeffing started from next door, the screaming, slamming of doors, children crying into the night and this carried on for 6 months until they were evicted .. only for another screaming dysfunctional family to move in!

I only lived there for 18 months and when we found this house I'm sure my neighbours thought I was stalking them as I drove and sat down the road at different times/days for 2 weeks to make 100% sure I wasn't moving into another nightmare. I then spoke to the neighbours and asked them how they liked living here and they were all very honest and that clinched it for me.. it's lovely here and we all get on so well.

I digress sorry... my concern is this 'nightmare family' are just being moved to become someone elses 12 month problem. This isn't good for the tax payer, the neighbours or the children in this family.

We as parents need to instil in our children right from wrong and to make sure they understand social etiquette .. the amount of times I am woken between 2am - 5am during the weekends by teens who think it's oh so funny to run down the road screaming at each other or revving engines / blasting on horns... I know this is a tired saying but it's true.. 'we' simply didn't do stuff like that when I was a teen in the 80's/90's...

When we have parties that go on late I make sure by 11pm everyone is either in the house or keeps their voice down in the garden. It's only right!
[quote][p][bold]Daveydoo[/bold] wrote: Only problem is that they will be re-housed somewhere else to cause more misery for their new neighbours[/p][/quote]I was about to say the same.. now they will be someone elses problem. It's all very well evicting them but what is done to re-educate them to be able to maintain a social living standard and not one that requires isolation away from others? They will just think their old neighbours were weird and moaned a lot and carry on as before unless someone explains and makes sure they understand that certain behvaiour simply isn't acceptable when you live shoulder to shoulder with others. I once moved in to a house not knowing the house next door was a council owned property. Now this isn't a problem in itself but had I known I would have spent a few days visiting the area at different times of day to see what went on. Anyway, the night I moved in, put my children to bed and sat down to sort through some boxes the effing and jeffing started from next door, the screaming, slamming of doors, children crying into the night and this carried on for 6 months until they were evicted .. only for another screaming dysfunctional family to move in! I only lived there for 18 months and when we found this house I'm sure my neighbours thought I was stalking them as I drove and sat down the road at different times/days for 2 weeks to make 100% sure I wasn't moving into another nightmare. I then spoke to the neighbours and asked them how they liked living here and they were all very honest and that clinched it for me.. it's lovely here and we all get on so well. I digress sorry... my concern is this 'nightmare family' are just being moved to become someone elses 12 month problem. This isn't good for the tax payer, the neighbours or the children in this family. We as parents need to instil in our children right from wrong and to make sure they understand social etiquette .. the amount of times I am woken between 2am - 5am during the weekends by teens who think it's oh so funny to run down the road screaming at each other or revving engines / blasting on horns... I know this is a tired saying but it's true.. 'we' simply didn't do stuff like that when I was a teen in the 80's/90's... When we have parties that go on late I make sure by 11pm everyone is either in the house or keeps their voice down in the garden. It's only right! TheaWells
  • Score: 15

11:46am Sat 22 Mar 14

TheaWells says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
J Arthur Rank wrote:
Clear evidence that certain members of the settled community are just as capable as certain members of the unsettled community of behaving like pigs.
Really?

I see this as clear discrimination against the settled community.

Yes, it's right to evict nuisances but what about the lawbreakers in minority communities eh? They cause a problem en masse, not just one isolated family.
This ISNT an isolated family though is it Ms Gandy? It's just one family that happens to be in the Echo this week.
Ask the councils how many 'nightmare' family complaints they have on the books at any one time... it's shocking how many families out there seem to lack basic social etiquette ...

What Mr Rank was trying to point out is that certain people are happy to point fingers and say "All travellers are like this" when an isolated case comes to light but as you just demonstrated, if a 'settled' families antics meant people labelled "All social housing people are like this" then there would be a furore!

It isn't about minority ethnics... it's about generations of people not being taught social etiquette, regardless of their ethnicity ... don't **** in a lift, don't belch at the dinner table, don't cuss, say please and thank you, live peacefully between neighbours..... these things are being replaced by "I want to do this, I have a right to do this, I have human rights which mean I can act like an ****!"

You show signs of that yourself Ms Gandy when you write your opinions on the internet... I was taught to respect my elders and to show compassion towards those that happen to fall victim of mental health illness.. yet you happily proclaimed on many an occasion how you loath the elderly and wish them dead.

So don't come all high and mighty on here.... everyone knows you are vile.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J Arthur Rank[/bold] wrote: Clear evidence that certain members of the settled community are just as capable as certain members of the unsettled community of behaving like pigs.[/p][/quote]Really? I see this as clear discrimination against the settled community. Yes, it's right to evict nuisances but what about the lawbreakers in minority communities eh? They cause a problem en masse, not just one isolated family.[/p][/quote]This ISNT an isolated family though is it Ms Gandy? It's just one family that happens to be in the Echo this week. Ask the councils how many 'nightmare' family complaints they have on the books at any one time... it's shocking how many families out there seem to lack basic social etiquette ... What Mr Rank was trying to point out is that certain people are happy to point fingers and say "All travellers are like this" when an isolated case comes to light but as you just demonstrated, if a 'settled' families antics meant people labelled "All social housing people are like this" then there would be a furore! It isn't about minority ethnics... it's about generations of people not being taught social etiquette, regardless of their ethnicity ... don't **** in a lift, don't belch at the dinner table, don't cuss, say please and thank you, live peacefully between neighbours..... these things are being replaced by "I want to do this, I have a right to do this, I have human rights which mean I can act like an ****!" You show signs of that yourself Ms Gandy when you write your opinions on the internet... I was taught to respect my elders and to show compassion towards those that happen to fall victim of mental health illness.. yet you happily proclaimed on many an occasion how you loath the elderly and wish them dead. So don't come all high and mighty on here.... everyone knows you are vile. TheaWells
  • Score: 9

7:38pm Mon 24 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
J Arthur Rank wrote:
Clear evidence that certain members of the settled community are just as capable as certain members of the unsettled community of behaving like pigs.
Really?

I see this as clear discrimination against the settled community.

Yes, it's right to evict nuisances but what about the lawbreakers in minority communities eh? They cause a problem en masse, not just one isolated family.
"They cause a problem en masse, not just one isolated family"

Really?

I see this as clear discrimination against the non-settled community

Yes, it's right to evict nuisances but what about the lawbreakers in majority communities eh? They cause a problem en masse, not just one isolated family.

Kim...you really bubble.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J Arthur Rank[/bold] wrote: Clear evidence that certain members of the settled community are just as capable as certain members of the unsettled community of behaving like pigs.[/p][/quote]Really? I see this as clear discrimination against the settled community. Yes, it's right to evict nuisances but what about the lawbreakers in minority communities eh? They cause a problem en masse, not just one isolated family.[/p][/quote]"They cause a problem en masse, not just one isolated family" Really? I see this as clear discrimination against the non-settled community Yes, it's right to evict nuisances but what about the lawbreakers in majority communities eh? They cause a problem en masse, not just one isolated family. Kim...you really bubble. ThisYear
  • Score: 0

7:44pm Mon 24 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

TheaWells wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
J Arthur Rank wrote:
Clear evidence that certain members of the settled community are just as capable as certain members of the unsettled community of behaving like pigs.
Really?

I see this as clear discrimination against the settled community.

Yes, it's right to evict nuisances but what about the lawbreakers in minority communities eh? They cause a problem en masse, not just one isolated family.
This ISNT an isolated family though is it Ms Gandy? It's just one family that happens to be in the Echo this week.
Ask the councils how many 'nightmare' family complaints they have on the books at any one time... it's shocking how many families out there seem to lack basic social etiquette ...

What Mr Rank was trying to point out is that certain people are happy to point fingers and say "All travellers are like this" when an isolated case comes to light but as you just demonstrated, if a 'settled' families antics meant people labelled "All social housing people are like this" then there would be a furore!

It isn't about minority ethnics... it's about generations of people not being taught social etiquette, regardless of their ethnicity ... don't **** in a lift, don't belch at the dinner table, don't cuss, say please and thank you, live peacefully between neighbours..... these things are being replaced by "I want to do this, I have a right to do this, I have human rights which mean I can act like an ****!"

You show signs of that yourself Ms Gandy when you write your opinions on the internet... I was taught to respect my elders and to show compassion towards those that happen to fall victim of mental health illness.. yet you happily proclaimed on many an occasion how you loath the elderly and wish them dead.

So don't come all high and mighty on here.... everyone knows you are vile.
Hear hear...but this will only ruffle the tats in Gandy's hair as it flows over her bone thick noggin.
[quote][p][bold]TheaWells[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J Arthur Rank[/bold] wrote: Clear evidence that certain members of the settled community are just as capable as certain members of the unsettled community of behaving like pigs.[/p][/quote]Really? I see this as clear discrimination against the settled community. Yes, it's right to evict nuisances but what about the lawbreakers in minority communities eh? They cause a problem en masse, not just one isolated family.[/p][/quote]This ISNT an isolated family though is it Ms Gandy? It's just one family that happens to be in the Echo this week. Ask the councils how many 'nightmare' family complaints they have on the books at any one time... it's shocking how many families out there seem to lack basic social etiquette ... What Mr Rank was trying to point out is that certain people are happy to point fingers and say "All travellers are like this" when an isolated case comes to light but as you just demonstrated, if a 'settled' families antics meant people labelled "All social housing people are like this" then there would be a furore! It isn't about minority ethnics... it's about generations of people not being taught social etiquette, regardless of their ethnicity ... don't **** in a lift, don't belch at the dinner table, don't cuss, say please and thank you, live peacefully between neighbours..... these things are being replaced by "I want to do this, I have a right to do this, I have human rights which mean I can act like an ****!" You show signs of that yourself Ms Gandy when you write your opinions on the internet... I was taught to respect my elders and to show compassion towards those that happen to fall victim of mental health illness.. yet you happily proclaimed on many an occasion how you loath the elderly and wish them dead. So don't come all high and mighty on here.... everyone knows you are vile.[/p][/quote]Hear hear...but this will only ruffle the tats in Gandy's hair as it flows over her bone thick noggin. ThisYear
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