Flintshire OAP builds her own fence to save pets

Reporter:

Lois Hough

A PENSIONER who has waited four years for a garden fence has been forced to build her own.

Phyllis Robinson, of Maes Y Coed, Flint, says neighbours have been given a wire fence around their home by the council but she was forgotten.

The 87-year-old animal lover, who lives alone, was so scared her cats and dogs would escape on to the road that she built a makeshift wall in her garden using loose bricks.

She said: “My daughter came to visit me one day and said ‘Mum, you won’t believe it. Over the road has had a new fence.’

“One neighbour hasn’t even got small children but she has been given a new fence. I have called the council many times over the last four years but can’t get one for my house.

“I have got cats and two Yorkshire terrier dogs and I have had to use bricks to try and stop them from running out of the garden, but the bricks make my house look a mess.

“I have spent about £60 trying to build my own fence and it doesn’t help when you’re handicapped.”

A spokesman for Flintshire Council said: “Maintenance officers have visited the property and instructions have been issued to renew the fence.”

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