Being Fingered

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Bald Rick, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Bald Rick

    Bald Rick Member

    Location:
    Anglesey
    Why are complainants to the Council & others allowed to hide behind anonymity? Is there anything that can be done to flush them out?
     
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  2. spin cycle

    spin cycle Member

    Location:
    north norfolk
    shouldn't be allowed in this day and age....transparency is supposed to be key
     
  3. not the thread I thought it would be
     
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  4. Muck Spreader

    Muck Spreader Member

    Location:
    Limousin
    Me neither. I thought it was something Trump had been up to today.:eek::yuck:
     
  5. spin cycle

    spin cycle Member

    Location:
    north norfolk
    have you seen the 'how deep is your crack' thread:eek:....is it really fair to 'torment' those of us with a certain 'mindset' in this way:D:D
     
  6. PSQ

    PSQ Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Discretely speak to those who attend community / parish council meetings, as your complainer will already have made themselves known with local council before stirring the pot at regional level.
     
  7. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Probably because they wouldn't complain otherwise.

    Which is exactly the reason that they should be named.
     
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  8. Bald Rick

    Bald Rick Member

    Location:
    Anglesey
    Surely if you have been complained about, you should have the right to know who has done the complaining. There must be a mechanism for releasing this info other than "we cannot tell you"?

    Where is a solicitor (retired or otherwise) when you need him??????
     
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  9. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Send them a "freedom of information" request and see what they say ?
     
  10. spin cycle

    spin cycle Member

    Location:
    north norfolk
    what sort of council?.....perhaps best defense is offense ?......google how to complain to ombudsmen ect.....i threatened that with a parish council once....never heard another word;)
     
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  11. tr250

    tr250 Member

    Location:
    Northants
    We had a phone call from council about a complaint of over hanging branches on foot path a couple of years ago. I said to them to tell the person that complained to get in touch and come and show me where the problem was and we would sort it straight away but we have never heard a thing since
     
  12. I have been told that FOI can let you find out who the complainer is but I've never tried it.
     
  13. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Perhaps more serious are those who make a malicious complaint to the police knowing full well that guns will be seized and they will remain anonymous. So they will never have to answer for their lies in court.
     
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  14. You've mentioned you neighbour at the end of the drive with NIMBY tendencies before? I'm assuming you have cause to think not them this time?
     
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  15. Danllan

    Danllan Member

    Location:
    Sir Gar / Carms
    @Bald Rick in England & Wales the Councils have to guarantee anonymity for anyone complaining of 'antisocial' behaviour, if they didn't some genuinely nasty people would do unpleasant things to people with reasonable grievances. However... they also know that a lot of 'stirring' and unfounded allegations come their ways, and so don't take that many too seriously. That written, if the correct procedure is followed, they have to take action, if only investigative, about things such as excess noise. All this being so, you aren't going to flush them out, which is unfair to the innocent man wrongly accused. Put the matter to strict proof...

    If repeated, unfounded, complaints are made against you something can be done, it has been deemed a form of harassment and the Courts can help; but for a one off that just isn't going to happen.
     
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  16. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    They will put obstacles in way though?
     
  17. Grouse

    Grouse Member

    Me neither - thought Trump was having a May Moment :facepalm:
     
  18. Ashtree

    Ashtree Member

    Aren’t those kinda people (complainers) called “whistleblowers” these days. Lots of protection for them!!
     
  19. GDPR.....
     
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  20. I agree. Go full out. Tell council you invite the complainer to a meeting to resolve the issue.

    Think long and hard how you can turn the entire issue to your advantage. Put the complainer in your pocket.
     
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