The sister sent me this clipping out of the Daily Mirror from the 8th March 2008. You have to wonder what goes on in the minds of some of these bureaucrats.
Council orders pensioners to take down fence it put up
A BARMY council has ordered an elderly couple to tear down a fence it put up itself.
Pensioners Margaret & Douglas Aveyard were told the 6ft barrier needed planning permission and that they faced court if it was not dismantled.
Margaret 78, said: ‘It’s absolutely ludicrous. We’re sick with worry.’
The fence was put up by Harrow Council in Middlesex to replace a hedge workers destroyed when laying a pavement 18 months ago.
It said the situation would be resolved.
(Source: Daily Mirror)
After reading this, sometimes you have to wonder if they have minds at all!