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Sylvain VAN DER WALDE Sylvain VAN DER WALDE is offline
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complaint about rubbish in neighbours garden

Why the subject line? Why do you think this is "political correctness
gone mad"? Or are you of the same opinion as me, viz anybody who uses
that phrase without their tongue in their cheek is a bit barking?

I could have said "Human rights gone crazy" I suppose, or something
similar. I was very surprised that the local authorities seemed unable to
help me sort out this matter. The fire brigade spokesman admitted that
"their hands were tied", and that people could do what they liked on
their own property, even if they caused a fire risk.

Not even "Human rights gone crazy". Do you think the situation would have
been any different say 40 years ago?

I believe that it would have been very different (I'm 71). The police and
fire brigade were more amenable, as far as I can remember.

And FWIW the fire brigade are entirely the wrong people to contact about

I disagree. These bags of rubbish occupy three quarters of the front
garden space, and are no more than two feet away from the front of the
house. I admit that I was prepared to do whatever I could to get rid of
this eyesore (yes, this is my main concern), but I'm quite sure that my
approaches to the local council and fire department were perfectly

You may disagree - but the fire dept told you it wasn't their problem.
Which it isn't. Environmental health maybe, but expecting the fire brigade
to be dustmen is just wrong. What next - get the ambulance round to dig
your garden?

I don't think that you've read my messages with sufficient care/attention.
I've made it quite clear that I asked the fire brigade to get the occupiers
to remove their bags of rubbish, as I believed that they presented a fire
hazard. Something that they stated they couldn't do. They didn't say that it
wasn't their problem; just that they weren't able to help me. It seems that
you can do what you like on your own property, _regardless_ of possible fire
risk and/or health hazard.