Council's killjoys deserve a right royal roasting

ARE those councillors who recently advocated the use of open barbecues on ancient woodland the same ones who sent a letter threatening a £20,000 fine to the landlord of the Duke of Hamilton, New End, for his very popular (and environmentally friendly) thr

ARE those councillors who recently advocated the use of open barbecues on ancient woodland the same ones who sent a letter threatening a £20,000 fine to the landlord of the Duke of Hamilton, New End, for his very popular (and environmentally friendly) thrice-yearly venison/hog roasts?

All this was on the basis of a single anonymous complaint from a neighbour who, presumably, knowingly moved in next to a 230-year old pub.

Since public houses seem to be going out of business at a remarkable rate, surely we should applaud such initiative.

Pamela Todd

Well Walk, NW3