Vince and Marie Shalom and their children were
evicted five years ago
A family is to ask the prime minister for help in
their battle for justice over their eviction from their former
The Shaloms were evicted from the boat in Penarth Marina in south
Wales five years ago after a court action found it was unsafe and
They now live on the land but want some compensation for their
They want Gordon Brown to back their cause and will deliver a
personal appeal to him at Number 10 on Tuesday.
Vince and Marie Shalom and their five children were ordered to
leave the boat they had called home for seven years on 28 October
The family now live in rented accommodation in Dinas Powys in the
Vale of Glamorgan but have not given up their fight for compensation
over losing their former floating home.
In a bid to find support for their cause they plan to deliver a
personal petition to Mr Brown at Downing Street.
"We now live in rented accommodation which costs at least three
times more than our old houseboat," said Mr Shalom. "We're hoping
the prime minister will support our case for compensation.
"We haven't got a particular figure in mind as first of all we
just want to have the chance to explain our case to someone so they
can see and understand what we have had to go through these past few