Petition backs mum-of-11 Heather Frost to get her new "mansion" home
MUM-OF-11 Heather Frost should be given her 'mansion'.
That's the view of mum-of-two Rebecca Joy who has launched a petition backing the jobless Churchdown mum's controversial move to her bigger home.
The 36-year-old's taxpayer-funded house, which she will be handed the keys to in July, has hit the headlines around the world after being revealed in The Citizen.
This online petition sprung up days after another called for her to be stripped of the house.
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Charity worker Rebecca, said: "Whatever your views are on this mother's lifestyle choices, the fact of the matter is that there are 11 children that need somewhere to live.
"I'm attempting to send out a different message, objecting to people who think they know best when it comes to who is deserving of housing."
Her petition, at change.org, has garnered support from 12 people in two days.
And she has come out in support of Heather's large brood.
The 41-year-old, from Cheltenham, said: "She is providing for them with day-to-day care.
"She is the one standing by them.
"You have to ask where the fathers are in all of this."
When told about the petition yesterday, Heather said that she was pleased but did not want to talk about it.
But dad-of-one Robert Stringer, 34, from Tewkesbury, had short-shrift for Heather's relocation plans.
His petition, launched on the same website three days ago, already has more than 1,300 signatures.
He said: "This is not against Heather. It never has been. It is against the housing policy that has allowed this in the first place."
The news of Heather's move has divided opinion since it was revealed that Tewkesbury Borough Council sold a plot of land at Northway Lane, in Tewkesbury, to Severn Vale Housing, who are building 15 affordable homes on the site – including the controversial six-bedroom house.
Heather's own father Roy Frost said she doesn't deserve the £400,000 house.
In an interview on Saturday he described her as 'lazy' and feels her current house – two council houses in Innsworth Lane knocked together – would be adequate with some alterations.