Dole Queen Heather Frost was today told she will NOT be getting her palatial new taxpayer-funded home – because the £500,000 property doesn’t meet her needs.
A storm of protest had erupted over the six-bedroom property being specially built for the jobless mother of eleven who also keeps a horse.
Frost, 37, who has never worked and whose children were fathered by four different men, was due to move into house in Tewkesbury, Glos., at the end of this month.
But Severn Vale Housing Society announced yesterday: “Heather Frost will not be moving into the property.
“We have decided that the property does not meet her needs.”
Frost currently lives with her children, aged from three to 21, in two terraced houses that have been knocked together.
The house that was lined up for her has three bathrooms, a large open-plan kitchen-diner and two lounges with French windows overlooking a spacious garden.
The 1,850 sq ft detached property was designed with state-of-the-art technology to cut electricity bills – which Frost could have claimed benefits to pay.
Robert Oxley, of the Taxpayer’s Alliance, said: “This utter farce has wasted taxpayers’ money and exposed deep flaws in our broken welfare system.
“The council has spent a fortune building a home that most of us could only dream of living in.
“Benefits are there to help vulnerable people not fund a lifestyle that taxpayers couldn’t afford themselves.”
One of Frost’s former neighbours, widow Doreen Freeman, 81, kept a diary of the misery she said she suffered at her hands.
Her son Dr James Freeman said his mother’s greenhouse was smashed, excrement was thrown into her garden and a soiled mattress was set on fire in her garden.
Dr. Freeman, said: “Frost was never worthy of this palatial offering.
“It smacks of a huge U-turn. They more or less promised the house, she bragged about it and now they say they can’t give it to her.
“Frost operated in the most callous and unfeeling fashion toward my mother and it will come as a relief to whoever moves in to this new development that the Frosts won’t be a part of it.
“She ruined the final years of my mum’s life.”
Frost’s proposed new home was organised by Tewkesbury Borough Council who sold a plot of land to Severn Vale Housing Association for a discounted price of £210,000.
They placed a condition on the sale that one of the 13 homes being built would be big enough for a large family.
At the time the council’s Lead Member for the Built Environment Derek Davies said: “We have a duty to provide appropriate accommodation to people who are at risk of homelessness.
“Mrs Frost’s family has been living in temporary accommodation, consisting of two houses, for a very long time because there have been no other suitable properties available.
“This is an excellent example of the council working in partnership with registered providers, using public land to develop more affordable housing in line with government policy.
“We were able to sell land owned by the borough council to Severn Vale for them to develop 13 affordable homes, including this unit to meet the particular needs of Mrs Frost and her family.
“By providing this larger affordable property, the two houses currently occupied by the family will be available for other families in need.”
Frost first fell pregnant when she was 15 to a 23 year-old boyfriend who ended up in prison.
She was left sterile after a bout of cervical cancer in 2011 and is already a grandmother.
Her children are Sophie, 21, Toby, 19, Angel, 16, Jay, 14, Chloe, 13, Paige, 12, Emily, ten, Bethany, nine, Ruby, seven, Daisy, six, and Tilly, who is three.
She has said: “Some other mums have called me a slag but I love all of my children. I’d love to have more kids if I could.”
She declined to comment when approached at her current home in Gloucester yesterday.
Heather Frost refused to comment on the latest update in her property saga today.
A current neighbour, who refused to give his name for fear of reprisals, said: “I’m gutted. I think everyone is.
“We were going to throw a street party when she finally moved away. She’s been bragging to everyone how great her new house is.”
Helen Robinson, spokesperson for Severn Vale Housing Society, denied the house had ever been earmarked for Frost, despite Tewkesbury Borough Council saying otherwise.
She said: “We’d like to stress that at no point has this home been allocated to any particular family.
“We are currently working with Tewkesbury Borough Council through the allocations process to identify households with suitable needs.
“As part of this process we can confirm that the Frosts will not be moving into this property and we are currently looking at other options for the family.
“All tenants who move into these properties will be issued with 12 month starter tenancies followed by fixed term tenancies, which allow us to continually assess household needs against property size and affordability.
“We are currently working through the allocation process with Tewkesbury Borough Council to identify a family with suitable needs for this home.”
It is a disgrace she was even offered a free house for doing nothing for society. If i was in government the jobless would be put through hell and on the streets to either look for scraps in the bins or rot in the street, people would be doing everything possible to get a job, those with a job would get all the benefits not lazy maggots, off with her head!!
I feel sorry for the kids and hope they can break away from the appalling example their mum has set for them. For the time being, my husband and I will continue to work full time, so that my taxes will support her children. I just wish I could choose that it did tho to her! Our full time jobs means we can afford camping holidays and one car that I drive him to work in on my way to work. It is about being a realistic and living to your means! I resent people who expect the state to pick up the bills! My husband and I have never been unemployed, ever! And extra jobs taken on when times are hard! I don’t suppose any amount of ranting will change things though. The government need to give a Financial incentive to the unemployed, ie stop paying benefits after so many months/children!
I think that she shouldn’t have been nearly allowed a new house when we have to pay for it and she wouldn’t. We work hard for that money, and she nearly got a house for free. It’s not even big anyway so I don’t see why she has told everyone about how good her house is. Now she hasn’t got it!