Petition to block mum-of-11 Heather Frost's 'mansion' move
HUNDREDS of people are calling for mum-of-11 Heather Frost not to be given her six-bed 'mansion'.
The jobless Churchdown mum hit the headlines worldwide after The Citizen revealed her plans to move into the purpose built super-home in Tewkesbury at taxpayers' expense.
Tewkesbury resident Robert Stringer was so infuriated that he launched an online petition, which is collecting signatures rapidly.
The dad-of-one said: "We are in a double dip recession and we are all feeling the pinch. We should never abandon people but neither should we pander to them.
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"Heather Frost is one example of just how the system is broken."
The 34-year-old is calling for the house to be split up so that more than one family can move in and to keep Heather where she is.
The digital data worker added: "My wife and I have one child and we'd like another but the discussion came up as to whether we could afford to bring it up.
"Having 11 children is all very nice but you should be able to support them. You should pay your own way."
As the petition gathers pace, Robert is preparing to hand it over to Tewkesbury Borough Council, which sold a plot of land for the house to Severn Vale Housing. The housing provider is building it now ready for Heather's move in July.
The petition can be viewed by going to www.change.org and searching for 'Tewkesbury Borough Council'.
It comes as further details of how Heather spends her benefits money emerged.
She is said to have bought microlight plane lessons, which cost up to £115-an-hour, as a Christmas present for her partner Jake Martin, 57, according to The Sun.
The lessons were believed to have taken place at Gloucestershire Airport in Staverton.