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Glasgow Council ‘Steals’ Working Class Woman’s Home For Commonwealth Games Village

by | 18th, March 2011

MARGARET Jaconelli and her husband Jack don’t want to leave their two bedroom home in Ardenlea Street, Glasgow. They have lived there for 34 years. The powers that be say they must go because their tenement block is to be demolished to make way for facilities for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, specifically an athlete’s village.

Yep, they are going to build more flats. Why not just allow the locals to rent out their properties to the athletes?

Everyone else in the flats has moved. The Jaconellis are the last two residents.

The city council offered her £30,000 in a compulsory purchase order. She declined. Mrs Jaconelli said she would have trouble finding a tent for that money. On the Right Move property website a search for Glasgow properties starts at £50,000.

“I’m just a wee person from the east end of Glasgow and all I’m doing is fighting for a home that my husband has worked hard for for 34 years. They’re stealing my property after us working so hard for it.”

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