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Tillingham: Couple rapped for phantom noisy dog
2:00pm Tuesday 11th September 2012 in Local News
An elderly couple were left puzzled by a stern council letter accusing them of owning a noisy dog - when in fact they have NO pets.
Denis and Grace Bard have never owned a dog, but the couple received a letter from Maldon District Council two weeks ago warning them that a complaint had been made.
The letter, written by environmental health officer Chris Cornish, states: “I write to inform you that I received a complaint concerning alleged nuisance noise from your premises relating to a dog barking.
“The complainant is now keeping a record of noise incidents.
”Should this prove that a nuisance exists, I shall consider taking the matter further.”
The couple of Birch Gardens, Tillingham, know of a couple of dogs living nearby, but they do not believe either dog would make enough noise to warrant a complaint.
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