Mum’s desperate plea after dispute with ‘neighbour from hell’ who ‘smeared food on car’
A mum is at the end of her tether after enduring “months of absolute hell” thanks to an unruly neighbour, including having urine put through her letterbox.
Emma Ward has called on Aspire Housing to stamp out the issue quickly, with the firm now looking to move one of the parties out after admitting there’s no other solution.
It could mean the mum-of two – who says she has lost weight during the ordeal – leaving the area she has lived in all of her life.
She said food has been smeared on her car windscreen, her son’s trampoline has been coated in syrup and her pet has been shoved in a wheelie bin, reports StokeonTrentLive.
The alleged bizarre feud – taking place in the aptly named village of Loggerheads, Staffordshire – has also seen parcels and bins go missing and bogus letters being delivered claiming to be from social services, the 27-year-old claims.
Mediation measures instigated by Aspire have failed to solve the issue, though Emma claims she may have to move to a private property to speed up the process.
Emma – who lives with her partner and two sons, aged one and five – said: “I have lost so much weight due to this – I’m less than eight stone now.
“I’ve been to the doctors as well. I am always on edge and the police have come out to me.
“I speak to Aspire regularly, about three or four times a week. They are continually telling me that they are trying to help me and trying to move me but I don’t believe anything they say anymore.
“They have had four properties come available which they could have moved me to but chose not to because they said I wasn’t a priority.
“I might have to go private because I don’t think they are going to move me.
“It’s been months of absolute hell and my emotions are all over the place because I am getting told I will be moved so I get my hopes up when I hear a property has become available and then I get back down again because they have given it to somebody else.
“I am more than happy to just get away from the situation.
“I have lived here my entire life and my parents have lived here. They went to the same school my son goes to so I am very much a local. I don’t really want to move out of the area and have to change my son’s school. I’d like us to stay where we are.”
Aspire Housing says it is working to resolve the “ongoing neighbour dispute”.
Director of communities Alun Bragg said: “We have been working closely with customers in Loggerheads to try to resolve an ongoing neighbour dispute.
“Following collaboration with both parties to engage in mediation, and the involvement of external partner organisations, it has become clear that the best course of action is relocation.
“We are aware of the concerns of these customers, and we are currently working with one of the parties to explore rehousing options.
“Aspire Housing takes reports of anti-social behaviour very seriously.
“We’d like to encourage customers to get in touch if they ever feel unsafe in their home. We will always work to support our customers to achieve an amicable resolution wherever possible.”
It is unclear how and when the dispute began.
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