Former Mablethorpe couple find their home sweet home after search struggle

Mitch and Leigh Jolson, formerly of Mablethorpe, enjoy their new home in Grimoldby after an appeal in the Leader.
Mitch and Leigh Jolson, formerly of Mablethorpe, enjoy their new home in Grimoldby after an appeal in the Leader.

A HAPPY couple have finally found their home sweet home after a year of knock backs, with their four dogs in tow.

Leigh and Mitch Jolson, then of Mablethorpe, appealed through the Leader in April for landlords to ‘give them a break’ after being repeatedly turned down for housing. On a number of occasions they were told they could not be homed due to them being out of work and having dogs.

Despite a glowing reference from their former landlords who said they ‘couldn’t recommend them highly enough’, there seemed little hope of a move on the horizon for the Jolsons.

But after feeling ‘like second class citizens’ for so long, landlords in Grimoldby, near Louth, saw the story and were only too happy to help the couple out.

Happily they then made the short move inland from Mablethorpe last month.

The couple now have a happy home in the village, and Leigh says life couldn’t be better.

“The landlords saw the paper and were quite happy to take us and the dogs, who we wouldn’t be parted from,” she said.

“We now have a perfect new home with an acre of land for the dogs, it’s a lovely quiet area.

“A lot of people saw the piece in the paper and had mentioned it to us.”

The couple are both unable to work; Leigh is paraplegic and was unable to negotiate the stairs in their former Fitzwilliam Street home and Mitch, an ex-miner, was forced to retire 13 years ago after a serious lorry crash.

But now, thanks to their new landlords, the couple as well as their beloved two-year-old German Shepherds Trudi, Junior, Bindi and Sher, are happy at home once again.

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