Different world JS,
Can you imagine what would happen if they ran a story of Archie trying to play hide the sausage with jughead? Or Ronnie wanting to be just plain old Ron?
Different world JS,
Okay, okay, so she's no Mandy Rice-Davies or Annie Lennox.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/reti ... -qkqd802gqRetired teacher threatened with fine for feeding birds in garden
Monday November 27 2023, 1.15pm GMT, The Times
Anne Seago has been told she could be fined £100 by her council if she does not stop feeding birds in her garden
A 97-year-old woman has been accused of antisocial behaviour by her local council for feeding birds outside her home.
Anne Seago, a retired music teacher, received a written warning from the council after neighbours complained. It said she would be issued with a community protection notice and fined £100 if she did not stop.
Environmental health officers have driven past her bungalow to see if pigeons are roosting on the roof, Seago claimed.
The letter from the council said putting food out for wild birds was “unreasonable and is having a detrimental effect on neighbouring residents”.
Seago said she was “stressed out” by the council’s letter. “My blood pressure is up and it was perfect the last time,” she told the Daily Mail.
“After all this began, I have started having problems with my hands and legs. I’m not saying all this has caused it but I can’t be sure. I want to live to 100,” she said.
She said she enjoyed sitting in her conservatory at her home in Staining, Blackpool, and watching sparrows and robins eat seeds from her bird table. Seago lives with her son, Alan, 77, a retired car salesman, who fears the battle with Fylde council could endanger her health.
Seago’s son, Alan, said the pair are prepared to go to court to fight any fines
He said: “The council letter is menacing. This will finish her off. If we get fined, we are prepared to go to court.”
Neighbours who are supportive of Seago said the letter from the council was “bullying and victimising” her while not looking into counter-complaints made against Darren Horne, who she accuses of playing loud music and banging a bin lid.
Seago and her son claimed Horne has repeatedly played loud punk music and banged his wheelie bin’s lid to annoy his neighbours. She said: “He does silly things. I thought it was funny him banging the bin lid but it has gone beyond a joke.”
Horne denied Seago’s accusations. “Other residents have complained. I am dealing with the council,” he said.
Fylde council did not respond to a request for comment.