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Pensioners' fury over "unequal" pay outs
PENSIONERS claim they have been betrayed by Colchester Council after it agreed extra payments to some residents and not others being moved out of their sheltered homes.
Residents had to leave Abbeygate House and Joyce Brooks House sheltered housing schemes when the council revealed it was selling them off.
The council said they were not fit for purpose and would use money to improve other sheltered housing complexes in the borough.
However, nine residents from Joyce Brooks House vehemently opposed the move and collected a petition of more than 4,000 names and also issued a judicial review at the High Court in London.
Finally, after a year of fighting, they agreed to move to new homes.
But now a new row has broken out after former tenants of Abbeygate House found out some residents from Joyce Brooks House had negotiated new settlements.