Ask Kevin Coombes, of Ockenden, who was getting brassed off with "vandals" continually ripping off his Neighbourhood Watch stickers from the door of his council flat.
He decided to complain to the council, who told him that his caretaker had been instructed to rip the stickers off the doors.
Seemingly, in the eyes of the council, these stickers are a fire hazard.
Mr Coombes then called his local fire station, the firemen there are of the opinion that the stickers are not dangerous.
Thurrock Council are unyielding, they now claim that if Mr Coombes is allowed to put his stickers up then other people will be encouraged to stick things to their doors too.
The official quote from the council, supplied to the Mail, is somewhat ambiguous:
"We do not have a policy in place on stickers/notices in communal areas but there is a general presumption against stickers in communal areas due to fire hazards."
(Ken says: this is contradictory, if there is no policy then they can't have a "presumption against".)
"Mr Coombes is at liberty to place the sticker in his own window and the council is happy to meet with Mr Coombes to discuss this face to face."
What is the difference between a window and a door?
Surely, if these stickers are as dangerous as the council claims, then window stickers are just as "lethal" as door ones?
Thurrock Council, well deserving Prats of The Week!
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