Tuesday, 24 November 2015


I am sorry I have not been around for a while. I have been having a few problems to do with housing.

After 16 years of living my alternative low impact lifestyle the local district council have suddenly decided they do not approve. The battle is on. I am not going to give up without a fight.

They (the council) have interviewed me under caution. I am now a criminal. The next step is the Crown Prosecution Service deciding whether it is worth taking me to court. I am hoping they will see sense.

This has affected me badly. I try not to worry but it is difficult.

Maybe everything will work out okay? I hope so.

Apart from this I am fine.

I will let you know how things develop.


  1. |Good grief! Can't they leave decent people in peace! Good luck with your fight.

  2. Good gracious, have they only just found you? By the look of your photos you're not even blocking the road. You're not the one who built a castle without permission, are you? Seriously, I am sorry to hear your news... keep fighting. And do let us know how you get on.

  3. Your home is lovely. If you have maintained a safe roof over your head they should be happy. Having been through similar situations I sympathize. Sometimes officials have nothing better to do than persecute a person with limited means of fighting back. Please write more often to let us know how you are doing. We will worry.

  4. With all of the serious problems in this world, it is an outrage that the council has nothing better to do than harass a good and decent person like yourself. I am outraged at hearing this and you have my heartfelt sympathy. Please keep us updated.

  5. I hope everything works out well for you John...this is so troubling on so many levels...keep your chin up and know that you have many friends who wish you well and truly care about you.

  6. I have only just found this post. That's terrible John. Your living arrangements are in a very private place, not bothering anyone, cannot be seen from the road, why should anyone object to that? Bloomin jobs worth. Please keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on. I am not on Skype any more, but you can get me on the landline if you want to chat. Ilona xxx

  7. I am thinking that busy body or persons are at the root of this somewhere, its usually people that cause the problem.
    I really hope that you win John but I know what you mean about it affecting you.
    Chin up and good luck.