Anorak | Up In Smoke

Up In Smoke

by | 9th, January 2007


So says the Sun’s front-page headline. And the news is that a “fuming” couple have been warned about smoking in their own home.

The paper champions the cause of Jeanette Gordon–Crawley and her husband Gavin, who both live in a council house in Caenarfon, North Wales.

A letter had dropped through their letterbox. It is from the council. It is headed “Alleged Odour Nuisance”.

The letter, written by Moira Duell, an environmental health officer with Gwynedd County Council, North Wales, reads as follows: “I recently received a complaint concerning the above. Although at the present time the complaint has not been investigated, the complainant(s) have been informed to keep records of the alleged nuisance.

“Your neighbour alleges cigarette smoke is permeating into her living room from your property. To enable further investigation I would like to visit your property to discuss the matter further.”

Gavin calls the missive “pathetic”. Jeanette is “angry”. She is pictured defiantly smoking a cigarette.

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