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Sunday, January 30, 2011 11:35 AM
Elton John’s wealthy neighbors seek to keep out gypsies from their village
Pop superstar Sir Elton John is a resident of a small wealthy village on the grounds of Windsor Castle who are seeking to keep gypsies out of their quiet hamlet.
Elton's well-heeled neighbors are outraged over plans to construct gypsy and traveller camp near Old Windsor.
The famed singer of such standards as ‘Your song’ and ‘Rocket man’ flew into Britain last week and reportedly went to his Windsor home with civil partner David Furnish and their son Zachary.
Maurice "Fred" Sines, a racehorse owner who claims to be of Romany (gypsy) origin, is the controversial developer behind the scheme to house the gypsies in Windsor. Sines owns mobile home parks across Britain. He has a long history of getting into disputes with neighbors angered by the presence of his housing developments.
Reportedly Sines' planned community would be located near Elton's palatial estate.
Last week irate Windsor residents staged a mass protest against the gypsy camp.
"I know they have to live somewhere, but this is right in the middle of the village," one parish resident said.
Elton is reportedly mulling over the issue and has not yet officially joined his neighbors in opposing the gypsy camp.