Nasty note by ‘NHS worker’ says neighbour’s bin is bringing down house prices
A new resident on an estate in Burton revealed she's been overridden with anxiety after a "nasty" note was pushed through her letterbox, accusing her of breaking lockdown rules and lowering local house prices.
Staffordshire Live reports that the unnamed woman had only lived in the property for two months when the threatening letter, – written by someone claiming to be an NHS worked – was posted into her home.
The angry letter starts off by saying "we would all appreciate if you would remove your wheelie bin on the day it's been emptied and not leave it out for days".
It then goes on to accuse the resident of not sticking to Covid rules, stating they've called the police and the landlord about it and deems the woman "selfish".
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The anxious resident has denied breaking any rules, but admitted she had left her wheelie bin out although it was a mistake.
The note reads: "To the residents of number ** we would all appreciate if you could remove your wheelie bin on the day it as been emptied and not leave it out for days.
"We did not pay £300,000 for a house and for people like you to bring the house prices down.
"Also in regards to the covid there are restrictions and it seems you and your friends and lodgers are not adhering to."
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They add: "As I work in the NHS I see the results of the spread of covid and the devastation it causes to families.
"So stop being so selfish and think of other people.
"I have notified the police of your behaviour and will be notifying your landlord."
The woman said the letter was sent just before the third lockdown was announced, when the area was subject to Tier 4 restrictions.
"At a time like this I thought people were supposed to stick together, not send harassing letters through the post to their neighbours," she said.
"I have been struggling with depression and anxiety these past few months and find it hard to leave my house, and to have this posted through the door really isn't nice, I have been having anxiety attacks ever since I received this.
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"This is no more than bullying, as I live in a Trent and Dove property. I have been made to feel like I am too underprivileged to be on this street, which isn't a nice feeling at all.
"As for the comment about having people round, that was my family who are in my support bubble."
She continued: "I just feel like at a time like this, a global pandemic is not the time to be sending such nasty messages through people's doors.
"If this is an NHS worker they should be disgusted with their behaviour."
On the day the bin was left out, the woman said she had gone out in the day and forgot to take in the bin that night, so she did it the next morning.
"Saying I'm bringing the house prices down makes me feel like a tramp," she said.
"You don't know what people are going through, you can't go sending letters like that. It feels like I've got an enemy on the street.
"Maybe next time they could come and ask me nicely to move my bin."
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