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Kingsbury woman to throw a party after winning housing battle against Brent Council

PUBLISHED: 14:32 07 August 2015 | UPDATED: 14:32 07 August 2015

Colette and her partner Aaron will celebrate her successful campaign later this month (Pic credit: Adam Thomas)

Colette and her partner Aaron will celebrate her successful campaign later this month (Pic credit: Adam Thomas)

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A disabled woman who won a 10-month battle to allow her stay in her council house in Kingsbury is planning to mark her victory with an afternoon of celebration with the Times this month.

A disabled woman who won a 10-month battle to allow her stay in her council house in Kingsbury is planning to mark her victory with an afternoon of celebration with the Times this month.

Colette Feighan, 45, who suffers from cerebral palsy, will join members of the Brent & Kilburn Times team, local dignitaries and family and friends on August 22 to thank those who supported her campaign to stay in the wheelchair-adapted house in Milton Avenue where she has lived for the last 35 years.

Ms Feighan, who will host guests at a reception at her favourite pub, the Claddagh Ring in Hendon, said: “After over 10 months of battling to keep my house it’s finally over! As of today everything is in my name.

“The support I had from the Brent and Kilburn times after my partner Aaron made contact with the paper restored my faith that I did have a story worth telling and the Brent and Kilburn Times were the driving force behind the campaign when we needed it.

“I would like to thank all at Brent Kilburn Times. They helped us change a painful situation into a good ending.

“I can’t stop crying and still can’t believe it but this time I am finally crying tears of joy.”Ms Feighan and her partner Aaron Wood initially approached the paper in April after Brent Council had told her she would not be able to inherit the tenancy on the three-bedroom house after her mother died from cancer last year.

Speaking after Brent Council reversed its decision and agreed to allow her to remain in the property as a secure tenant, Ms Feighan said: ““I know at times it all seemed in vain but we got there in the end.

“Mum and Dad can now both rest in peace.”

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