Council spends £14k fighting couple over a fence

Sarah Coles

Queen Thorn Parish Council has spent £14,000 fighting a couple over a 6 foot fence it erected in their back garden. The case dragged on for three years, causing the retired couple significant stress and aggravation, before the council agreed to take the fence down.

But what was the council thinking of? Why did it waste so much money on such a pointless fight? %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%