Local Council want £350 for a complaint investigation19 Replies
Hello, As we are here most of the time am not familier with lots of new legislations in the UK.There seems so many of them!!! Anyway, at our holiday home in the UK the neighbours leylandii edge is now so tall all my shrubs and plants have died on my side. It has grown like a huge umberella and, what was once a pretty garden is not any more. The neighbours were very angry when I tried to chop off one of these huge overhanging pieces. I wrote to the council to ask how high a leylandii hege could be and they were very unhelpful and said I would have to pay them £350 to ask them a question and they MIGHT investigate it. What do those council people do to earn their money? Are they there just to extract as much as they can from the public? I feel really upset with them as they also want to sell of the Public Hall which is still used a lot. They have sold off everything else so it's awful for people with children. There is nothing for them to do without it costing a fortune. I have just had a reply to say that cventral government said they can charge up to £700.00 for enquiries like mine and that they (as a council) are very reasonable!!!!