UPDATE 27 July 16:
Thank you so much for all the replies , concern, offers of help and finance for May’s sons at this sad time. If I have not replied personally to you yet I will. There have just been a lot. 🙂
A few people recommended a fundraiser to get together a fighting fund. The solicitor is going to charge around £3,000. It seems justice is for the rich nowadays! If you look at the link above, I have set up one at youcaring. They don’t charge fees and anyone with a paypal address can donate. If anyone wants to donate in any other way, please contact me and I’ll do my best.
You can donate here: https://www.youcaring.com/brian-mark-paul-appleton-610357
I need to tell you that one of May’s sons has been to hospital a couple of times after collapsing. Another is suffering mentally and struggling to cope. The eviction notice came as a horrible shock to these vulnerable men. They are trying to get their life together and sort through and sell saleable items.
Anyway, every penny will help so please do ont feel bad about donating £1 if you can – it will ALL help
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO SUGGESTED THIS.
Thank God for you
Sue – Susie English”
Weaver Vale Housing Trust forcibly evicted an 87 year old woman on the grounds that she hoards. They have no right to tell people how to live in their own homes. She earned the right to buy this property after living there for 61 years and NEVER missing a day’s rent. Nevertheless, once May Appleton asked to buy her home, Weaver Vale started to pester her because all the family collect things and the house was cluttered.
May was eventually FORCIBLY evicted and placed in a Travelodge with her three sons until the stress killed her. Her sons have a variety of mental health needs and are suffering significant signs of stress. They were allowed back into their home after a judge had demanded May be given back her rent book just before she died. They were starting to clear the home and get over the death of their mother when an eviction order was served on them.
Nothing has been sorted yet concerning still purchasing the house as all their inheritance has not been released yet and a solicitor is still fighting their case. The solicitor has quoted £3000 for her services. More details at the original petition site here….
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Organizer: Susie English
Above: May Appleton, R.I.P.
25 JULY – URGENT UPDATE – PLEASE READ – WE NEED YOUR HELP!
If there are ANY solicitors out there PLEASE contact me. There has been a terrible update to this story. As you know, May lived in the property for 61 years. Her sons were born and brought up there. When May asked to buy the property, her hoarding suddenly became a problem to WEAVER VALE housing and within a short time, she was evicted. I believe the stress KILLED her. She was worrying about her home and her three sons who are vulnerable. After the funeral, Weaver Vale dumped all of the stuff that had been in storage back in the house. I saw it. It was scattered everywhere. The sons were upset to see May’s broken dolls just strewn around. NONE OF THE WORK THEY PROMISED TO DO HAD BEEN DONE!
Worse to come. The sons have started to sort through the stuff and even sell some. They are making good progress. Then, today, someone came to ‘talk about the tenancy and where they would go from here’. However, when they got there, it was really to serve eviction orders!
They are to be thrown out on 22nd August! PLEASE, if there are any solicitors/lawyers/media out there could you contact me. May’s sons need help now and urgently!
contact details on the petition site: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/give-may-appleton-back-her-home-of-61-years#
Thank you for signing the petition Give May Appleton back her home of 61 years!, can you help spread the word by forwarding the link below to your friends?
Updates 1 July – from the petition site
“Give May Appleton back her home of 61 years!”
Very very sad update – please read – 1 July 16
1 APRIL 16: WE WERE MISLED! UPDATE MAY APPLETON: “May has NOT returned home yet, despite what has been reported in the media”
N.B.: I am not acquainted or aligned to any [rightful] other parties exposing this shameful “eviction” of an 87-year-old lady and her family – and shame on those who are making this old lady’s life a misery, who have misled everyone so far.
May has NOT returned home yet, despite what has been reported in the media.
She is quite distressed and still at the Travelodge. Negotiations are ongoing, Weaver Vale Housing Trust spoke to May and then told the press it was all sorted. Even if she is allowed to return to her home, her stuff has been moved out and she will be upset by that.
PLEASE SIGN IF YOU HAVENT ALREADY, AND KEEP SHARING THIS PETITION UNTIL MAY HAS BEEN OFFERED THE CHANCE TO BUY HER HOME AND FEEL SAFE. THANK YOU!
The more people who sign the petition, the more chance we have of winning the changes we all want to see. I’m emailing you to ask if you can go one step further and share the petition with your friends and family
Posting the campaign on Facebook or Twitter only takes a second, but it will mean that hundreds of people see the petition and can join our movement. If you can email the link around as well, all the better – that will allow us to spread the word to people who don’t use social media too.
Don’t be afraid to say why this issue matters to you – people are more likely to offer their support if they understand why you care about it too.
Thank you for standing with me on this issue.”
Sign the petition, below, at: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/give-may-appleton-back-her-home-of-61-years?bucket=share
REAL? EVICTED MAY APPLETON TO RETURN HOME? 27 MARCH 2016
Evicted hoarder May Appleton offered chance to return to home in Lostock Gralam by Weaver Vale Housing Trust
BREAKING: Evicted hoarder, 87-year-old May Appleton, will be allowed to move back into her house
HOARDER May Appleton has been told she will be allowed to move back home only three days after being evicted.
The 87-year-old, and her three sons, met with officials from Weaver Vale Housing Trust on Saturday.
They were told they can return to the house on Langford Road, in Lostock Gralam, once it is safe.
“We have offered Mrs Appleton an opportunity to return as soon as practically possible,” said trust chief executive Steve Jennings in a statement.
“That is subject to the house being made safe and for some items to be placed in storage in line with previous requests made to the family.”
May, who has lived in the house for 61 years, left on Wednesday after bailiffs smashed down the front and back doors.
Sons Brian, Mark and Paul were told to leave at the same time.
They have been locked in a three-year battle with the trust, which acts as their landlord, over possessions the trust claims are a fire hazard.
“We are pleased the family and Weaver Vale Housing Trust have started this dialogue,” added Mr Jennings.
“We now hope to work together to resolve the difficulties at the house.”
He said the family is considering an offer of alternative local accommodation in the meantime.
24 March 2016
‘I just want my house back!’ Superhoarder, 87, tells of her heartbreak after eviction from her home of 62 years and says she doesn’t know where she will be living next week”
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Date: 26 March 2016 at 15:33
Subject: HOW CAN THIS BE RIGHT?? “May Appleton, 87, evicted from Lostock home by Weaver Vale Housing Trust”
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Date: 18 April 2016 at 05:36
Subject: Re: Appleton Family
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May Appleton has been evicted after 3yrs of battling to stay in her home of 61 years. http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/14379113.May_Appleton__87__evicted/ … pic.twitter.com/won7gYtwmk
|date:||21 April 2016 at 10:47|
|subject:||THE EVICTION OF MAY APPLETON, 87|
Dear “Weaver Vale Housing Trust”,
Can you please tell me what is happening regarding the return of May Appleton, 87, and her family, to their former home of 61 years, having been forcibly evicted from it by parties acting for Northwich council, on or around 23 March 2016, according to newspaper reports.
For example, when do the authorities in this case expect Ms. Appleton and family to return to their former home?
It is now the 21 April as I write – why is the family’s return taking so long?
I write on behalf of very concerned parties regarding the situation Ms. Appleton and family find themselves in, and we look forward to your speedy reply.
- ———- concerned citizen
OUTRAGEOUS!!! “May Appleton, 87, evicted from Lostock home by Weaver Vale Housing Trust”
“May Appleton, 87, evicted from Lostock home by Weaver Vale Housing Trust”
MAY Appleton and her sons have been evicted from their home after their front and back doors were smashed down by bailiffs at 9.30am today, Wednesday.
Bailiffs used sledgehammers and crowbars on the doors before drilling out the locks and telling the family, of Langford Road, they had half an hour to get items together and leave the house where they have lived for 61 years.
Brian Appleton, 61, May’s eldest son, said: “They got a sledgehammer to the door and smashed the window at the top – the glass went all over Mark and cut his hand and went halfway up the stairs.
“All this time mum was stood in the living room shouting and screaming ‘leave my house alone, leave my things alone’.
“Both Mark and Paul held off at the front door and they came round the back, we kept them off for 25 minutes but in the end they drilled the locks off.
“They chucked all my mum’s stuff out on the front garden and trod all over it.
“She was devastated, she was screaming.”
May, 87, has lived in the Lostock Gralam house with her sons Brian, Mark, 51, and Paul, 49, since it was built.
They have been locked in a three-year battle with landlord Weaver Vale Housing Trust over their possessions, which the trust classed as hoarding and said was a fire hazard.
The trust said the family needed to get rid of their hoarded items to comply with their tenancy agreement.
The family argued that the items represent a lifetime of precious memories.
Bailiffs attempted to evict May and her sons on Friday, March 4, but left without success.
They they served the family with a notice to say that they could be evicted any time after 2pm on Wednesday, March 9.
May and her youngest son Paul were checked over by paramedics after the eviction this morning.
The house has now been boarded up and the Appletons have been put up in the Travelodge, in Lostock, for one night.
Brian said: “They were concerned about my mum’s health but just carried on pushing it through.
“We’re at the Travelodge now but where we will be tomorrow night I don’t know.”
Judith Burbidge, director of neighbourhoods at Weaver Vale Housing Trust, said: “We have arranged and paid for temporary local accommodation for a week for the family.”
We are aware that the family have made contact with Cheshire West and Chester Council’s housing solutions team and social services who are assisting the family with finding long term accommodation.
“An eviction is always our last resort but in this case we have to put the safety of the family, neighbours and anyone else entering the home first.
“We have tried every option open to us over the course of three years, including the offer to install a sprinkler system in the home and offering to clear and store the items safely, but Mrs Appleton and her sons have continued to refuse all offers of help to reduce the fire risk to both themselves and visitors entering the home, including fire fighters. “We have had almost daily contact with the family to try to find a solution.
“Once the bailiffs took possession of the property, a full safety inspection was carried out.
“The house was then made secure before the removal and safe and secure storage of all the Appletons’ items.”
Mark Cashin, deputy chief officer at Cheshire Fire and Rescue, said: “Hoarding certainly is a growing issue for fire and rescue services.
“It presents significant risks for individuals, communities and firefighters.
“This is not about us telling people how they should live their lives it is about keeping people and firefighters safe, something that we have a responsibility to do.
“Fires in the homes of hoarders have resulted in several deaths and have in some incidences put the lives of fire crews in extreme danger.”
Judith added: “Both Cheshire West and Chester Council’s social services team and the local church made last ditch attempts last week to work with the family, to try mediate on our behalf and find a solution, however this was unsuccessful.”
W.V.H.T. Contacted sat 26 March 2016 @ approx. 15.07gmt here:
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