Neighbors branded ME a “disgrace” over the caravan in my garden but they have ruined MY life… I clean it up when I want

A WOMAN ordered to tear down a caravan on her driveway after years of complaints claims her neighbors have ruined her life.

Lillie Goddard, who starred in TV series The Nightmare Neighbor Next Door, was accused of living in the “monstrous” static home so she could rent out her £170,000 house to make some extra cash.

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The static home outside Lillie Goddard’s home in 2021Credit: SWNS
The homeowner was ordered to remove the caravan by August 5, 2022 at the latest

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The homeowner was ordered to remove the caravan by August 5, 2022 at the latestCredit: Channel 5
Lillie has demolished the caravan, but angers the locals by failing to clean up the rubbish

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Lillie has demolished the caravan, but angers the locals by failing to clean up the rubbishCredit: SWNS

Locals blasted the mum-of-two for turning their street into an illegal “traveller’s camp” and making it look like a “disgraceful mess”.

They said the prospect left them “stressed and upset” and demanded the temporary extension be demolished, which a judge later agreed to.

But Lillie, who was given until August 5 to remove the addition in Swindon, Wiltshire, is adamant she has done nothing wrong and insists nearby residents are to blame.

The homeowner, who does contract work as an electrician and maintenance technician, said: “They have completely ruined my life.

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“But it’s not just me, they’ve ruined my poor mother’s life too.

“She’s 78 and just wanted to live a quiet life in a static caravan outside my home.”

Lillie, who is in the process of removing the structure, claims she is now losing £800 a month as she can no longer rent out two rooms in the main house.

“It’s a huge amount,” she said.

“One room that was previously occupied by a tenant is now mine, but I can’t share a room with my mother, so that’s two rooms I can’t rent out.

“I have zero financial potential now. I’ve reached my overdraft limit.”

She also said she has lost work because of the ordeal, as she has had to stay at home to oversee the dismantling.

“As a contract employee, you can’t miss weeks of work at a time,” added the so-called nightmare neighbor.

Swindon County Court ruled that the static home Lillie and her disabled mother’s share of her lawn must be removed in June.

She was given 12 weeks to get the job done, with a deadline of August 5.

While the destruction is ongoing, neighbors have complained about paths blocked with debris and the front yard remains a shambles.

My neighbors have completely ruined my life.

Lily Goddard

One angry local said: “What a mess. Yes she has taken the caravan down as she was told but what about the remains of it?

”Technically it’s still there. All the interior walls and windows are strewn over the grass – that’s where people like to walk their dogs.”

In response, Lillie, who also once had a cargo container in front of her home, said: “The trailer is gone but I’ve kept the chassis there as it’s not legally a caravan.

“I thought, ‘if I can’t remove it completely, I might just move the trailer for now.’

“I plan to remove everything because I don’t know what the council will say about it, but it’s a skilled job and I need two people to do it.

“When I can get it, it will be gone.”

Lillie’s husband Mark said Swindon Borough Council visited the property as the court date passed.

Speaking outside his home on Monday, he said: “We have been doing this for over a week.

“We’ve taken a lot of things down the tip. I’ve done four tip tours, that’s quite a lot.

“We’ve asked for two weeks so we can have the chance to move it.”

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Councilor Gary Sumner, cabinet member for strategic infrastructure, transport and planning, said: “An injunction was granted by the court which made it very clear that Mr and Mrs Goddard had to remove the caravan from their property rather than divorce it apart and leave it where it was.

“It is clear that the remains must be removed as soon as possible and we will take steps to ensure that this is the case.”

Angry locals have been complaining about Lillie's front yard setup for years

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Angry locals have been complaining about Lillie’s front yard setup for yearsCredit: SWNS
At one point, Lillie had a shipping container on her front lawn

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At one point, Lillie had a shipping container on her front lawnCredit: SWNS
Furious neighbors were left 'stressed and upset' by the caravan in Swindon, Wiltshire

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Furious neighbors were left ‘stressed and upset’ by the caravan in Swindon, WiltshireCredit: SWNS
Remains of the static home in the front garden

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Remains of the static home in the front gardenCredit: SWNS

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