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todays letter stated:
I called today concerning:burning in the garden
Unfortunately you were out :Please contact us
Part III, Environmental Protection Act 1990
I regret to inform you that I have received a further complaint alleging that you are responsible for causing a nuisance due to burning in your garden. this is intending to draw your attention to the complaint and in the above act. At the moment, I have no way of knowing whether or not the complaint is justified. However, you will appreciate that the county council has a responsibility to either prove or disprove the allegations. the council has a statuatory duty to take formal action where it is confirmed that a nuisance exists.
Iam sure that it is not your intention to cause annoynace to anyone, and you may not even be aware of the problem. However it is clearly in your own interest to ebsure there is no cause for complaint. Should complaints continue to be recieved and Officer witness the disturbance, we are required by law to serve an Abatment notice., which will legally require you to stop causing a nuisance., failure to do so will result in legal proceedings against you. You should be aware a person found guilty of causing a statutory nuisance may be liable to a fine of up to £5000 on conviction at a magistrates court.
The first letter states the same but specifically mentioned a metal incinerator bin which we stopped using immediatly. On a small barbeque on a couple of nice sunny evenings after 7pm have occured since.. however the second compalint was made
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