Trailer park residents hit out at delay in payment

NADV 1306043AM1 Shaw's trailer park residents. Peter Sherwood with fellow members of the Shaw's Trailer Park residents association. Picture : Adrian Murray. (1306043AM1

NADV 1306043AM1 Shaw's trailer park residents. Peter Sherwood with fellow members of the Shaw's Trailer Park residents association. Picture : Adrian Murray. (1306043AM1

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Residents of a Harrogate trailer park claim the site’s owner is making them wait before paying back money a tribunal proved it owed.

A May 9 tribunal found four residents were owed refunds for electricity, water, rent, electrical repairs and pitch rent costs.

Josephine Noble, daughter of park owner Evelyn Shaw, acknowledges four people won the case, but has applied to appeal the decision.

A Residents Association (SHAWRA) was established in July 2011, hoping to improve communication between owner and residents.

A Shawra statement read: “We want to persuade Mrs Shaw to repay Shaws residents as proved in the tribunal.

“Vulnerable people live here, and we cannot believe this has happened.”

The Harrogate Advertiser visited and called the site office but received no response.

The claims began when a resident noted concern at the cost of electricity cards in 2011.A notice erected by the owner concerning the tribunal read: “It relates only to the applicants as mentioned on the first page of the decision document.”

Residents must now wait for the result of the owner’s appeal.