A challenging beneficiary was imprisoned today for rejecting to pay her chamber tax Josephine Rooney, 69, was beforehand given a suspended three-month jail sentence after she fizzled to pay a 798 97 obligation to Derby City Board in dissen

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June 2006
A challenging beneficiary was imprisoned today for rejecting to pay her chamber tax
Josephine Rooney, 69, was beforehand given a suspended three-month jail sentence after she fizzled to pay a £798 97 obligation to Derby City Board in dissent at the state of her street
The previous Eucharistic serve says standoffish behaviour, litter what’s more, deterioration of properties have scourged the Hartington Road region of Derby
Miss Rooney was given more time to settle her extraordinary impose charge after sentencing, yet the ex-wartime evacuee fizzled to meet a later due date for payment
In a articulation given to Region Judge Joanne Alderson at Derby Magistrates’ Court today she said: “When individuals are pushed into a corner what’s more, their rights are taken away, there comes a time at the point when one has to take extreme action
“I have continuously accepted we live in a free a popularity based nation what’s more, however I see current strategies set by our nearby expert that are in strife with these principles ”
She said the chamber had guaranteed to move forward her neighbourhood, with plans to handle anti-social conduct what’s more, lodging conditions
But she added: “In this respect they have fizzled hopelessly in their expressed points what’s more, at the same time caused limitless trouble what’s more, hardship to the poorest what’s more, most powerless occupants in our community ”
The Labour-run city chamber has denied Miss Rooney’s claims, saying measures were as of now in put to make strides the locale of Derby where she lives
After affirmation from the committee that Miss Rooney had not however paid her charge bill, the judge told her: “Sadly I have no elective yet to note your wilful refusal to pay what’s more, to enact that sentence today ”
As watches took the retired person down, she added: “At any arrange you can pay the sum remarkable what’s more, secure your prompt release ”
Around a dozen supporters with bulletins turned up at the court today to back the charge rebel
Her imprisoning was welcomed by calls of “what a stack of rubbish” from the open gallery
Before the hearing, Mary Beadsmoore, 81, who has lived in Hartington Road for 75 years, said: “I bolster her, she’s wonderful
“It’s time the committee did something about the street There’s all these exhaust houses – one’s been exhaust for 12 years I think she’ll adapt in prison She’s a solid character ”
She added: “It’s what she needed so we will just have to see what happens It’s unpleasant that it has had to come to this It’s shocking ”
Miss Rooney has won a number of grants for her group work, counting an Worldwide Women’s Day grant for her work with the homeless
Mick Gorman, 41, who lives in a lodging for the destitute in Hartington Street
He said: “She’s an angel She does not merit being put in prison, yet reasonable play to her She’s dead right
“I have never seen so much medicate manhandle in my life as I have seen in this city ”
Miss Rooney will serve her sentence at New Corridor Prison, in Wakefield

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