Therefore what better occasion for me to award another of my prestigious, and internationally renowned, "Prats of The Week" Awards.
This week it goes to South Gloucestershire Council.
Just ask Christine Hudson, who recently erected (may I say "erected"?) a 12" wooden panel/fence for her fuchsias.
Can you guess what happened next children?
Yes, that's right, she received a visit from a council planning inspector.
The 12" erection was deemed to be an 'unauthorised development'.
At this point one would ask what sad bastard, who clearly needs a life, reported her to the council in the first place?
Anyhoo, aside from sad bastard (seemingly a neighbour who didn't like it), South Gloucestershire Council informed Mrs Hudson by letter that she needed planning permission for the erection. In the event that Mrs Hudson did not apply for retrospective permission, she would be forced to de-erect the fence.
Mrs Hudson, quite rightly, refused and tore the letter up.
Unsurprisingly, now that the media have kicked up a fuss, South Gloucestershire Council has now retracted its request for retrospective planning permission.
Councils are the enemy of the people!
South Gloucestershire Council, well deserving Prats of The Week.
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