Decision due on evicted pensioner

EMBATTLED pensioner Patricia Bagley was today hoping for some good news as her case was taken up by the new political administration at Civic Centre.The 65-year-old disabled woman has been told she must leave her Turner Road home – where she has lived for 53 years – after the death of her mother.

EMBATTLED pensioner Patricia Bagley was today hoping for some good news as her case was taken up by the new political administration at Civic Centre.

The 65-year-old disabled woman has been told she must leave her Turner Road home – where she has lived for 53 years – after the death of her mother.

Conservative deputy leader Liz Harsant has just taken over the housing portfolio and was due to have her first meeting with council director

Tracey Lee this afternoon.

She was speaking to Miss Bagley before the meeting – and was hoping to have some good news for her afterwards.

Mrs Harsant said: "I shall be discussing a number of things with Tracey Lee, but Miss Bagley's plight will be right at the top of the agenda.

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"I am determined there should be a rapid solution to this situation – it just cannot go on."

She was appalled that council officers had sent the letter to Miss Bagley just four days after her mother's death.

After her meeting with housing officers, Mrs Harsant was hoping to meet Miss Bagley herself.

Miss Bagley was delighted to hear that the new administration was taking her eviction threat seriously.

She said: "I've been really, really worried about all this – but it does seem now that people are listening and are taking things seriously.

"I can't thank everyone enough for all the support I've had both locally and through the Evening Star. I feel a lot better about things now."

Do you think it's right to force Miss Bagley out of her home? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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