This award goes to Colchester Borough Council and Essex police.
Just ask Dominic Payne of Colchester.
Mr Payne recently claimed that the council and police have wasted taxpayer's money investigating the noise of mating frogs in his garden. He said that he was recently visited by environmental health officers from Colchester Borough Council, who said they had been listening to the mating frogs to get a decibel noise reading.
After that two police officers turned up to investigate the frogs. Seemingly they went round his garden trying to photograph the frogs.
The Marsh frogs, for that is what they are, are classified as a non native species and in theory can be rounded up and "disposed of"...whatever that means.
Colchester Council claim that they have a statutory duty to investigate complaints about noise nuisance. Once they had identified that the noise came from non native frogs they were obliged, so they say, to tell the police.
What a waste of time and money!
Colchester Borough Council/Essex Police, well deserving Prats of The Week.
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