Company director Robert Johnston, 51, and his wife Nicola, 48, were fined the maximum amount when they were found to have breached the terms of the order forbidding them from letting their conifer hedge reach 19ft.Ahhh, the ASBO. Truly, New Labour's finest contribution to the justice system. Keeping us safe from unruly
They are, amazingly as it may seem, still proud of them too!
The Johnstons say that the neighbours who made the original complaint moved out a year previously and claim they were not kept informed by the council of the court proceedings.A likely story?
Mr Johnston, a company director, today expressed shock at the fine.Who do we believe? I mean, it's not like councils are famous for incompetence, is it..?
'I asked the officer at the council if the complaint still applied because the neighbour had moved out and she said she would get back to me,' he said.
'I haven't heard anything since and that was about a year ago.
'We weren't told anything about a court hearing. I wouldn't have let it go to court. I really had no idea what was going on.'