July 22, 2019 4.52 pm This story is over 29 months old

Former councillor’s roof repairs case sent for trial

A previous court case asked her to restore a listed building’s roof

A former county and borough councillor will be sent for trial after pleading not guilty to breaching an enforcement notice on her listed home.

Patricia Wainwright, 69, of Witham Bank West, Boston, but who also gave an address of Ariel Close, in Nottingham, appeared before the town’s magistrates this morning (Monday).

Wainwright also goes by the name Tiggs Keywood-Wainwright.

She is accused of breaching an enforcement noticed calling on her to reinstate her roof to an original level, issued following a previous court case in 2018.

Prosecutor Andrew Goldsborough told the court that Wainwright was accused of missing the deadline of February 26, 2019.

Patricia Wainwright, known as Tiggs Keywood-Wainwright, appeared before Boston Magistrates’ Court.

Wainwright, unrepresented, told magistrates: “I do not think I’m guilty no.”

The case will now go back before magistrates in Boston on September 27, at 2pm.

Mr Goldsborough told magistrates he would be calling one witness, Alan Watts from Boston Borough Council, while Mrs Wainwright also indicated she might be looking to call a witness to help provide evidence

Chairman of magistrates Mrs Hemming “strongly advised” Wainwright to get a solicitor before the trial.

Wainwright was elected as a UKIP councillor in Boston in 2011. She later went independent but lost her seat at borough level in 2015.

She also served as a Lincolnshire County Councillor until 2017.

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