What a contemptible shower of shite these people are! I urge my readers to phone and complain. We must begin making it more difficult for these Lilliputian tyrants. Their website has the number of a snitch line for the public to report offences, and the actions of their staff are certainly offensive. Try their ' Smoke-Free Compliance Line' on 0845 3002525 or the main Council switchboard on 01545 572105.
This kind of incremental suffocation by officials, and the public's willingness to acquiesce in their own degradation is finely illustrated by the Chaser's Citizen's Infringement Officer, here doling out fines for number plates he doesn't like: