Thursday, 16 July 2009

Asbo warning for woman growing tomatoes!

A woman from South Wales has been given a warning regarding her "anti-social behaviour" for growing tomatoes.

Is it just me or has health and safety gone mad?





9 comments:

  1. The world's gone mad! Mind you I can see the reason for keeping the stairways clear is a good one but couldn't they have just had a word with her explaining this! Some people are just natural born kill joys! Val

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  2. Jobsworth springs to mind.

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  3. I'm wondering if there is some kind of war going on between tenants - perhaps the tomatoes were a first strike!
    Stupid of the Council to act in such a heavy handed way - they must not have heard of bad publicity.

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  4. Hi Ryan~~ I'm with Valerie. Keeping stairways clear is important to be sure. It sounds like this poor woman has a nasty neighbor who was hell-bent on making a big production out of a minor infraction. Or...Perhaps the tomato plant owner was asked nicely several times to move the plants and refused which left the offenders no choice but to contact the authorities... who knows? There are always to sides to every story. A friend of mine has really caustic neighbors who thrive on conflict so I can, at least to some extent, comprehend the basely nature we humans inflict on one another.

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  5. Interesting story Ryan but I am not surprised by it. We went to a concert earlier this week and bought two bottles of mineral water before going in to the performance. The bottle caps were retained for "health and safety reasons" :)

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  6. What a lot of truss over nothing

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  7. I LOVE THIS.... I am to totally facebooking this Ryan! Super (((HUGS))) from the Midwest.

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  8. My sister is fond of saying, the smaller the space, the greater the conflict. I love tomatoes, so initially I was 100% behind the 61 year-old grandmother being persecuted by her regimented neighbors. What I don't understand is why would she want to grow tomatoes, which thrive in full-sun, in a shady area inside or against the building when a nice sunny garden is a few steps from her door? Might she be a wee bit passive-aggressive?

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