Saturday, March 3, 2012
More Council Jobsworths' Petty Actions
LITTER JOBSWORTH FINES GRAN £75 FOR DROPPING THREAD
Reported in a number of tabloid newspapers on March 2 2012:
A grandmother was fined for littering – after a cotton thread fell off one of her gloves in a shopping street. Valerie George, 71, was stunned when a council environment officer marched up to her and gave her a £75 fixed penalty fine. Valerie lives on a pension of £105 a week in Brynmawr, Gwent.
COUNCIL BOSSES SAY BOY'S PIRATE FLAG BREACHES PLANNING RULES
Reported in various tabloid newspapers March 1 2012
A seven-year-old boy has been told to take his pirate flag down from his garden because a council has said it breaches planning rules.
Anthony Steele, who has Asperger's syndrome, had to remove his Jolly Roger flying in Tattershall, Lincolnshire.
East Lindsey District Council sent his family a letter saying it had to be taken down because of national planning regulations.