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"I'm homeless after boat and rent row"
1:07pm Thursday 5th June 2014 in News
A man has been left homeless following a 12 month battle with the council over unpaid mooring fees for his house boat.
The authority, which had received complaints about anti-social behaviour, said that after 12 months of asking for mooring fees it was left with no alternative.
Mr Richards, 48, said: “I am a free man.
“I don’t subscribe to societies ways, I live off the land and all that.
“I don’t claim benefits and all my work materials are on that boat.
“I have got nothing, I have only got what I am standing in.
Andrew Weavers, strategic governance manager at Colchester Council, said the seizures on Friday **may30** were the culmination of 12 months of work, following concerns from local residents.
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