To my surprise and amusement someone has complained to HM Pincipal Inspector of Health and Safety in Chelmsford, claiming that I had 'asked members of the public to clear weeds from the highway'. The complainant was apparently 'concerned about precautions people would need to take whilst working on the highway.'
The only precautions I took were some sun creme, as this was in the only real summer we have had. Clearing weeds from the inside edge of the pavement is hardly a dangerous activity. If this gentleman has sufficient time to spare to make such an enquiry, I suggest he would be better employed weeding.