A COURT order has been granted to force a massage parlour to vacate its premises.
Chester County Court has confirmed that Bonita Westgarth, who runs The Bungalow in Welsh Road, Woodbank, near Chester, must leave on or before September 30.
But a worker who answered the phone to The Chronicle was unaware the business was moving out.
Property owner Jenifer Morgan, 74, of Mollington, who hired solicitors and a barrister to resolve the situation, said: “We are having it back. On September 30 she’s moving out. If she doesn’t move out, the bailiffs will move in.”
Mrs Morgan had previously talked about getting the property demolished as a last resort.
She said the property would be renovated with a security fence and ‘private’ notice installed.
The idea is that her son will live in the property because he is young enough to cope with any issues arising from the previous function such as unwanted callers.
“It’s been horrendous,” said Mrs Morgan, whose husband Horace originally built the property. “We could have done without this.”
Ms Westgarth, who lives in Wrexham, hit the headlines after setting up another massage parlour in Cheyney Road, Chester, close to Chester University, a primary school and children’s centre.
Councillors overturned their officials’ advice by refusing a retrospective planning application for the parlour.
More than 250 objections poured in from residents, landlords and business owners including one from university vice chancellor Prof Tim Wheeler, who said: “It is most distressing to read the objections of residents and to imagine how their quality of life is currently blighted by this unauthorised activity.”