We want it gone! Twin sisters Ngozi Fulani (left) and Maxine Claye are dismayed that a chicken pen which has been disrupting their mother’s life, has not been removed. (Pictures by Maria Bradshaw.)
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A FAMILY’S WISH to bring home their ailing 92-year-old mother so that she can spend the rest of her sunset years in Barbados is being offset by a chicken pen.
Dr Sandra Richards and her twin sisters Ngozi Fulani and Maxine Claye are at their wits’ end after reaching out to several agencies for help, when they discovered last June that a neighbour had built a chicken pen next door to their mother’s home in Ealing Grove, Christ Church.
The sisters, who were all born in England, had to rush their mother Mildred Headley back to Britain after the smell and the noise from the birds became too much for her to bear. Since then, they have been fighting relentlessly to have the pen removed so they can bring her back home.
They have finally reached out to this newspaper, hoping that the relevant agencies would see how dire their situation is and take action.
Richards, who lives here, said that her mother relocated to England in the 1980s to work but always had the desire to return to Barbados to live, subsequently building a home in Ealing Grove.
“She was the first one to build here and she got on well with all her neighbours,” Richards said, adding that her mother would return to Barbados frequently.
“In more recent years she became frail and needed more care and attention; so we decided to bring her home and have family come here,” Richards said in reference to her six other siblings and their children. (MB)
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