Fury as Channel 5 ‘Nightmare Neighbour Next Door’ star dumps demolished caravan outside Swindon home

Fury as star of Channel 5’s ‘The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door’ dumps remains of ‘eyesore’ static caravan on public lawn outside her home as it is finally demolished following years of complaints from locals

  • Lillie Goddard and her mother lived in the caravan outside their Swindon home
  • A judge ordered Mrs Goddard to demolish the caravan in June after complaints
  • The row, featured on C5, has also led to the removal of a shipping container
  • The remnants are an ‘absolute mess’ strewn over public grass, a neighbour said
  • Mrs Goddard’s husband Mark said he is ‘building a trailer’ to move it in ‘one lump’

A star of ‘The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door’ has finally demolished an illegal caravan in her garden after a long row with her neighbours – but has angered them further by failing to clear up the debris.

Lillie Goddard and her disabled mother were said to be living in the eyesore static home in the front garden of her £170,000 property in Swindon, Wiltshire, and were believed to have rented out the rooms in the house.

Her neighbours have slammed her half-baked attempts at demolition, which has left the caravan in pieces across the garden and ‘spewing out’ onto public grass areas, calling it a ‘safety hazard’.

Mrs Goddard’s husband Mark Goddard said claimed he was building a trailer to move the rubble in ‘one lump’ but was having difficulty as his ‘welder overheats every five minutes’.

Lillie Goddard has finally demolished an illegal caravan in her garden after a long row with her neighbours - but has angered them further by failing to clear up the debris

Lillie Goddard has finally demolished an illegal caravan in her garden after a long row with her neighbours – but has angered them further by failing to clear up the debris

'What an absolute mess. Yes, she's taken the caravan down like she was told, but what about the remnants of it?' a neighbour said

‘What an absolute mess. Yes, she’s taken the caravan down like she was told, but what about the remnants of it?’ a neighbour said

'Technically it's still there. All the interior walls and windows are strewn across the grass - that's where people like to walk their dogs'

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

Lillie Goddard was ordered by a judge in June to remove the static caravan by last Friday, August 5. Pictured: A disguised Lillie Goddard appearing in Channel 5 documentary 'The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door'

Lillie Goddard was ordered by a judge in June to remove the static caravan by last Friday, August 5. Pictured: A disguised Lillie Goddard appearing in Channel 5 documentary ‘The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door’

Local residents are pictured in front of the shipping container (which was removed in June 2021) and caravans outside the house in Swindon in January 2020

Local residents are pictured in front of the shipping container (which was removed in June 2021) and caravans outside the house in Swindon in January 2020

They were left ‘stressed and upset’ by the caravan – which was erected following a battle over huge shipping container installed across the front of the house which was removed in June last year.

In June Swindon County Court ordered the subject of Channel 5’s ‘The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door’ to remove the static caravan by Friday last week, August 5, giving them more than 12 weeks to do so.

The judge ruled that the ‘quiet residential area has been inconvenienced’ by the static caravan.

One angry local said: ‘What an absolute mess. Yes, she’s taken the caravan down like she was told, but what about the remnants of it?

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

‘You can clearly see the roof is still there, it’s a massive safety hazard now.’

Mrs Goddard had been named in court as ‘Lady Goddard’ and her husband ‘Lord Mark Goddard’, claiming they had bought the aristocratic titles several years ago.

Mr Goddard said that Swindon Borough Council visited his property when the court date passed.

Speaking outside his home yesterday, he said: ‘The council have already been out. We’ve asked for two weeks, so we can get the chance to move it.’

Lillie Goddard and her disabled mother were said to be living in the static home (left) alongside her £170,000 property in Swindon, Wiltshire, and were believed to have rented out the rooms in the house. Pictured centre is the shipping container which has since been removed, as well as a 'towable' caravan (right) which was not ordered to be removed

Lillie Goddard and her disabled mother were said to be living in the static home (left) alongside her £170,000 property in Swindon, Wiltshire, and were believed to have rented out the rooms in the house. Pictured centre is the shipping container which has since been removed, as well as a ‘towable’ caravan (right) which was not ordered to be removed

A judge at Swindon County Court ruled that their 'quiet residential area has been inconvenienced' by the static caravan (left)

A judge at Swindon County Court ruled that their ‘quiet residential area has been inconvenienced’ by the static caravan (left)

'I'm building the trailer so it can be transported in one lump. The problem I've got is the welder overheats every five minute,' Mr Goddard said outside his home yesterday

‘I’m building the trailer so it can be transported in one lump. The problem I’ve got is the welder overheats every five minute,’ Mr Goddard said outside his home yesterday

Mr Goddard was seen working on a trailer in the garden, which he claims is being built to assist in the moving of the static building.

He added: ‘That’s why I’m working on the trailer over there, and I’ve got to work [my day-job] as well.

‘I’m building the trailer so it can be transported in one lump. The problem I’ve got is the welder overheats every five minutes.

‘We’ve been doing this for over a week – we’ve taken loads of stuff down the tip. I’ve done four tip trips, that’s quite a lot.’

When asked if he was concerned about the building materials overflowing onto the public path and communal grass area, he replied: ‘I will speak to her [Lillie Goddard] in a minute, she does know about it, I did tell her about it.’ 

‘I’m not sure what’s she’s doing with that load to be honest,’ he added.

Throughout the prolonged dispute, Mrs Goddard has claimed she has been the victim of racial discrimination, bullying and abuse from neighbours. Pictured left is the static caravan which will be removed by the council if Mrs Goddard doesn't herself by August

 Throughout the prolonged dispute, Mrs Goddard has claimed she has been the victim of racial discrimination, bullying and abuse from neighbours. Pictured left is the static caravan which will be removed by the council if Mrs Goddard doesn’t herself by August

Mark Goddard said he is working on building a trailer so he can transport the demolished static home 'in one bit'

Mark Goddard said he is working on building a trailer so he can transport the demolished static home ‘in one bit’

Throughout the prolonged dispute, Mrs Goddard claimed she was a victim of racial discrimination, bullying and abuse from her neighbours on Purley Avenue.

She said she has had a series of unexpected setbacks caused by circumstances which were beyond her control have delayed her attempts to sort out the mess. 

After the court order was made she said: ‘Why would the council wish to force a senior to become homeless or move into a house where climbing stairs could be life-threateningly dangerous for her?

‘How will I be able to care for her in an emergency situation? She does not speak English. It is victimisation and cruel.’

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