I just got an email from someone complaining about the cats forwarded by the town council and I must say that besides being a repeat complaint apparently, it does bring to mind the fact that people who complain about cats often complain about a whole host of other things.
Besides, complaining about urine in the lift, another issue according to the complainant is that cats have defecated upstairs outside his flat and that he has cleaned it up at least twice. He also complained that the cats are urinating and there is a stench and that there is food all over the place left behind by irresponsible feeders. These are obviously valid complaints but he goes on to add that there are cats loitering around in his block and in other blocks. He says that his wife is frightened of cats and that they have asthma.
Then he goes on to complain about the birds that fly into his kitchen and how he thinks it is due to the town council not trimming the tree outside. He says that this makes it an ideal height for the birds to fly in. He then says that he asked for the tree to be trimmed but so far nothing has been done and as a result he has to cook with the windows closed and he is using cylinder gas that might then leak and kill his family.
Trees obviously really upset this man because apparently there is yet another tree near his son's window. This pesky tree is apparently growing quite fast and it almost blocks the view. He asks what would happen if a bee hive or unwanted animals climb into the room when the window is open. As a result, Junior is now apparently afraid to sleep in the room (because of potential scary unwanted animals presumably) and he has to close this window as well. He wants to know why this particular tree is not being trimmed.
While I understand some are valid complaints (the people and cat urination for example - and it also makes me wonder if the cats are possibly being blamed for people urinating), at the same time, it seems that there are a bunch of other pretty strange complaints. It seems that he has written to the town council several times according to him (and one of the times I requested more details as we were given none, and we did not receive them) and now he has written to someone else to complain about the town council not responding to his complaints. This person, who I am guessing may be an RC member, is now asking that the case be dealt with ASAP.