I don't want to give any details
Another 'helpful' complainant today. This person complained that there was a lot of food around, and many irresponsible feeders. He also complained the cats were defecating outside his flat. I asked for more details - what time the feeders came down, and which floor the cat defecated on.
The man replied he cannot let me know which floor the cat defecates on (which is the floor he lives on) for security and reasons of keeping harmony. So apparently speaking to his neighbour or giving us details to try and let us find which house has home cats or is feeding cats is wrong and would result in displeasure, but removing and killing what are unlikely to be his neighbours' cats is going to promote neighbourliness.
This reminds me of Jolanda's neighbours when she was still in Singapore. She had gone over several times to ask them to let her know if her community cats caused any problems. They never did, but they trapped several of her cats and sent them to the AVA. When she asked them why, they said it was not nice to complain to her about her cats. Jolanda said that letting her know was not impolite, but trapping her cats to be killed was!
Another thing that irks me - these people seem to think that this isn't their problem. This is THEIR neighbourhood. It is in their best interest to work with us and give us as many details to solve the problem as possible. I'm not the one living there with the problem - they are. So if they want the problem solved, then cough up the information! Either that or the problem clearly isn't bothering them that much, in which case, town councils should stop pandering to them so much.