A CITY homeowner has blasted council “nonsense” over a flowerbed.
Dorothy Obyd Pastouna, originally from Poland, has lived on Union Street, Chester, for four years.
When she moved in there was a large shrub outside her house.
Mrs Pastouna, 39, said: “The bush had been there for about 15 years and was overgrown and people used to walk past and throw rubbish in it.
“The council tied it up with ropes as it was so overgrown and about a month ago the ropes snapped and bush fell across the front of my house, blocking the front door.
“It happened on a Sunday so rather than bother the council I paid for someone to help me move it.
“Once the bush had gone the flowerbed looked empty and I spent £50 on flowers to make it look nice.
“A council officer said the flowers were an obstruction and had been planted illegally and ordered me to remove them – it’s nonsense!”
A Cheshire West and Chester Council spokeswoman said: “The footway was paved some time ago and a space was left for the bush, which was there for many years.
“Since it has been removed the edging of what has become a flower bed has become a potential tripping hazard and we have received a complaint.”