Before the wall came down in East Germany, the STASI had very many informers, snitches, snoopers ... call them what you will ... in East Germany they were called 'Spitzel'. These 'Spitzel' were your next door neighbours who unknown to you were regularly supplying the STASI with all types of information on you. This could have very dire consequences upon you and your family. lt was all done in secret, nobody but the STASI knew who the 'Spitzel' were. That was until the wall came down and the STASI Headquarters were raided by the people who found all the files and the names of these 'Spitzel'. To this day, many of these Spitzel are hated and loathed in Germany.
Here down High Brighton Street we have our own version of the Spitzel ... residents call them the 'Neighbours from Hell'. They have been constantly putting in vexatious complaints to the ERYC, Police, Traffic Wardens, RSPCA etc about many residents down High Brighton Street since circa 2002. They hide behind the data protection of all the afore mentioned so that they remain anonymous ... but l know who they are and so do other residents.
Want to see what our Spitzel complain about? Below is an extract from an actual complaint. Yes, our Spitzel do indeed keep logs on residents here. Pathetic, isn't it? Yet all the afore mentioned authorities have to take them seriously and waste valuable time and resources on these vexatious complaints.
Don't be afraid if you receive a letter from someone like ERYC that lists complaints about you. lt's nothing at all to worry about, just deny it and tell them to stop bothering you. Turn the tables round and put complaints in about the 'Neighbours from Hell' ... other residents have!
Another development is the 'Neighbours from Hell' have acquired an acolyte :)
Extract from log kept by 'Neighbours from Hell' against residents sent to ERYC
TIME NOISE STARTS/FINISHESCOMMENTS
13.31 - duration approx 10-15 minsLoud music from transit. Owner sat in vehicle
16:10 - duration not statedMinibus owner working on minibus with an electric drill
not specifiedBack and forwards to minibus almost all afternoon. Banging doors.
not specifiedBanging from minibus
before 10:00 - 13:00Working on transit. Hammering
14:00 - 15:00Hammering and playing music from the van.
12:55Drilling inside transit.
16:25Loud thumping music from transit.
10:00 - late afternoonIntermittently working on transit van.