Filthy neighbour kicked out

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A filthy neighbour who piled her garden high with rubbish has been evicted from her home.

Amanda Grindley of Hallwood Road was evicted by Chorley Community Housing after what they described as ‘one of the worst incidents’ of garden trashing they had seen ever seen.

Mum-of-two Amanda was eventually forced out after failing to comply with a court order which banned her partner, Craig Clarke, from entering the home.

The order, introduced in February, was put in place after more than 50 complaints over two years from neighbours about arguing, fighting, and general nuisance at the home.

Grindley ignored the order and the property was repossessed last week by the housing group and made secure.

The Guardian was invited to the two-storey terrace and found it littered with electrical equipment, rubbish, and children’s toys.

Tenancy Enforcement Manager Debbie Parkinson said: “This is a really sad case but unfortunately it had to come to this.

“We could not allow the situation to continue any longer.

“We had done everything we could to support Miss Grindley, but she didn’t want to accept it.

“We have other neighbours we have to consider.

“This goes to show we will do all we can to combat nuisance neighbours.”

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “This has put an end to a very long battle, and I’m glad it’s finally over.

“This means my child can finally play outside again.”

Legal action was initially taken by CCH to exclude Clarke from the home in August 2010.

However, at the first return hearing Grindley supported his return to the home on the condition he behaved himself.

The problems continued and CCH took further legal action.