Single mother, 21, says council officials destroyed her baby daughter’s £575 pram after deeming it a ‘fire
-Georgia Mosley, from Derbyshire, stored the buggy in an electrical meter room
-The 21-year-old alleges that council officials took the pram and then destroyed it
-She says she is stuck at home with children Preston, two and Maisey, six months
A single mother has accused council officials of destroying her baby daughter’s £575 pram after they allegedly deemed it a fire risk.
Georgia Mosley, from Chaddesden, Derbyshire, said she was stuck at home with her two children – Preston, two, and Maisey, six months – after the buggy was removed from a communal area in her block of flats.
The 21-year-old, who lives in an upstairs apartment, said she noticed the Silver Cross Wayfarer pram missing when she was taking her son to nursery.
Derby City Council are investigating but said they operated a ‘clear communal area’ policy, after the buggy disappeared from an electrical meter room on the ground floor.
Miss Mosley said: ‘When I found out it was gone, I just cried. I have no other way to take my Maisey out.
“I went downstairs to look at the CCTV at the shop and I saw someone from the council take it away. I was just in tears. I can’t do anything without that pram.
“I can’t take the pram up and down the stairs with my kids. I’ve been trying to get some sort of storage for ages now. I know a lot of people will say ‘just get another one’ but I can’t afford it and it took me such a long time to save up for it”.
The pram was bought in August while Georgia was 16 weeks pregnant with Maisey. She says she saved up for months in order to buy it.
Miss Mosley was storing her pram in a downstairs electrical metre room as she is unable to take the pram and her children upstairs to her apartment.
Georgia got in touch with Derby City Council on Monday and claims she was told that her pram was taken away as it posed a “fire risk”.
The full-time mum alleges that she was also told by the council that her pram has since been destroyed and there was no way of getting it back.
The young mum says she has had to keep both of her children at home inside of taking them to the nursery for the entire week because of her situation.
Georgia has now since lodged a complaint with the city council but says she has “no idea” whether or not she is going to get a replacement.
She has been trying to fight for somewhere to store her pram since she moved into the flat for almost three years.
The 21-year-old said she has been fighting to move into a larger house for almost a year due to the lack of storage space and size of her apartment.
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Source : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6173037/Single-mother-21-says-council-officials-destroyed-575-pram.html
Source : https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/angry-single-mum-claims-council-13254198
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