Citizen editor: A new council house for Gloucester mum of 11 may ruffle a few feathers
IT is fair to say that today's story on Heather Frost will split opinion among our readers.
Some will support the move to ensure Heather and her family receive the best possible housing available to them, others may well be a little less sympathetic.
After all, 11 children is an awful lot, particularly when she is asking the State to support her brood in her new home.
As we know, the Government is currently bringing in the Bedroom Tax which will see council house tenants being told to pay more for their spare rooms.
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It has been introduced, albeit controversially, in a bid to slash £500m a year in housing benefit and yet here we are building a special new home for one woman to cater for her massive family.
We wish Heather and her youngsters all the best in her new home, but at the same time questions will be asked as to whether this is the best use of public money.
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