A DEPARTMENT teacher whose £15,000 beach hut has been taken away by the council has been ordered by SHE to pay for its removal.
Michele Spicer fought to get her beach hut back after Worthing Borough Council has moved it from its place in Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex, last year.
The hut was taken to the Adur and Worthing council offices without Michele’s knowledge after neighbors accused her of anti-social behaviour.
But despite insisting she did nothing wrong, Michele claims she was fined more than £500 to cover the cost of the removal.
She told Sun Online: “I don’t pay fees, not at all.
“They illegally moved the beach hut and now they are charging me £512 to move it.
“They said ‘you will never be allowed to have a beach hut there again because the land is owned by the council’. I’m laughing for the fee. I omitted it.
“There’s no way they can charge me.”
Michele had her beach hut driver’s license revoked after angry locals complained she was parking in a private car park to get into her hut.
She previously told The Sun Online they had left scrawled notes on her car and even dog poop inside to help her move.
A letter sent to her from the council said her behavior included “swearing”, “playing music too loud when the roof was down” and repeatedly honking the horn.
But Michele has vehemently denied the allegations and says she will fight council bosses “by all means” to get her beach hut back.
She explains: “I sent them an invoice for a new beach hut – £5,000 for example.
“They also owe me £36,000, which is the present value of my beach hut.
They illegally moved the beach hut and now they are charging me £512 to move it.
“The next thing I would do is find a lawyer. I know I will win.”
Council has told Michele she can move the hut to land she owns, although this will require zoning approval.
However, she is not allowed to move it back to its original location on the beach, where she wants to.
Michele added: “It ruined me financially, it affected my mental health and I almost broke down.
“They thought I was going to collapse but I wouldn’t. I will watch this to the end. I will demand justice for the vulnerable.”
A spokesperson for Worthing Borough Council said: “We’re sorry it happened but this is the first time in about 25 years that we’ve had to take eviction action at one of the huts on the beach. his sea.
“The number of complaints received from local residents really leaves us with no choice but to conclude that Ms Spicer violated the terms of her lease.”
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