A DISABLED grandma is in loggerheads with South Derbyshire District Council over claims she is a nuisance neighbour.
Elaine Arnold, 53, of Bailey Avenue, Overseal has been issued with an anti-social behaviour warning over claims that she has been letting her two Jack Russells out with no leads and they have been seen using the communal council owned land as a toilet, and barking continuously.
She has also been accused of parking her car too close behind other cars which require space for disabled access.
The letter from the council states that due to Mrs Arnold cancelling a meeting to discuss the complaints there was no other choice but to issue her with the warning.
However, Mrs Arnold, who has a lower spine injury which makes it difficult for her to walk, and was also the victim of a burglary last week, said the dogs were always kept on leads when they were outside.
She said: “I put the dogs on chains out the back and front. I have a bit where they can run around. They are not off the lead apart from when I take them in the car to a field.
“I don’t have them fouling because it was me who called up and asked the council to put bins around here and put signs up. If I made the council aware that people’s dogs were fouling why would I let my dogs foul?”
She added: “The parking is atrocious anyway. All people needed to do was ask me to move the car and I would quite happily have done it.”
A spokesman for the council, said: “As a landlord, we are responsible for the prevention, management and reduction of anti social behaviour.
“Therefore, when we receive complaints, it is important that we investigate to ensure our communities are safe places to live.
“Our officers repeatedly tried to liaise with Mrs Arnold to come to a resolution in the best interests of everyone concerned.”