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Letter to local council complaining of nuisance.

Dear Sir,

I want to make a complaint about a neighbouring house which has been taken over by a lorry-repair company. Our housing estate was a quiet and peaceful one until this company suddenly arrived and set up shop. The noise they make is unbearable. They seem to work from early morning till as late as midnight, revving the diesel engines until we can’t even hear ourselves talk in our house.

Could you do something to put a stop to this nuisance? What are they doing operating in a housing estate anyway?

Thankyou.

Yours faithfully,

Letter to local council complaining of stray dogs.

Dear Sir,

There is a pack of stray dogs roaming the area which I live in. Their numbers appeared to have increased recently. So have their aggressiveness. They make a mess of the rubbish bins every­day. They fight among themselves and especially when the mating season arrives the noise they make is unbearable. I do not allow my children to go out alone because there have been occasions where these dogs have bitten people. I have to say they are a threat to the residents here.

Could you please do something to get rid of these pests before a real tragedy occur?

 

Yours Faithfully,

Letter to local council requesting reduction in council rates.

Dear Sir,

I received the first half-yearly assessment for my property and I am shocked by the amount $300.00 for half a year (or $600.00 a year) is ridiculous. It is 300% increase from last year’s.

I live a good ten miles from town, at the edge of your council’s jurisdiction. The road to my house is laterite and full of pot-holes. There are no street lights and your grass-cutters never reach my area. It is grossly unfair to charge me such a high rate.

Could you please reduce the rate to reasonable level. The previous rate was high enough considering the service (or lack of it) your council provides. There is no need to increase it

Yours faithfully,

Letter to local council Informing them of collapsed monsoon drain

Dear Sir,

Part of the monsoon drain running behind my house has collapsed. It is more like a mini-dam now. Everytime it rains, the drain quicldy fills up and overflows causing the water to flood the area. As the monsoon season in coming soon, we dread to think of what we have to put up with if the situation is not rectified.

Could you please repair the drain and spare us the agony of more floods.

 

Yours Faithfully,

Letter to Electric company complaining of frequent interruptions to power supply.

Dear Sir,

My area is plagued by interruptions to the power supply. It is infuriating to have to put up with this sort of thing everyday. I have made complaints by telephone and I have been told the matter will be looked into, but up to now there is no improvement to the situation.

Looking into the matter won’t improve the situation. Taking action will. Please do something about it.

Yours Faithfully,

Letter to telecoms, Informing them of change of address and requesting telephone at new premises.

[address]

[date]

Dear Sir,

I shall be moving to my new house located at [address] on [date]. I wish to have a telephone installed there. Could I use the same number or do I have to get a new one? Whatever it is, could you make the necessary arrangement so that I may have a tele­phone at the new house as soon as possible.

Thankyou.

Yours faithfully,

Letter to telecoms, requesting STD line.

Dear Sir,

In view of my expanding business. I frequently need to make international calls. Thus I need to have an STD line to facili­tate things. Could you pfeasse make arrangements for this? Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Letter to telecoms, disputing bill.

Dear Sir,

I am shocked to discover that my telephone bill this month came up to $340.13! As this is a private phone the average monthly bill is only about $20.00. We hardly ever make calls so it is impossible for the bill to get so high. It has to be an error in your billing or perhaps some technical fault or even human mischief. Please check the situation and correct it I enclose copies of previous bills to support my claim.

Yours faithfully,

Letter to telecoms, requesting extensions.

Dear Sir,

I wish to apply for a couple of extension lines to the existing line in my house. I would be purchasing my own telephone sets. I would appreciate it if you could send someone over to install the lines.

Thankyou.

Yours faithfully,

Letter to telecoms, requesting fox line.

Dear Sir,

I wish to apply for an additional line to be used for j facsimile machine which I am going to purchase. Could you please let me know of any further details required?

Thankyou.

Yours faithfully,

Letter to postmaster, complaining of missing mail.

Dear Sir,

Recently a few letters containing cheques sent to me never arrived. I phoned the parties involved and they assured me that they have sent them (by ordinary mail). Fortunately these cheques are crossed so they are useless to anyone else but me. However it inconveniences me a great deal not to receive the cheques.

I suspect there may be some pilfering going on somewhere along the mail route. Could you please check on this and put a stop to it

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Letter to consumer association complaining of faulty goodsonsale.

Dear Sir,

I bought an multi-purpose electric socket only to blow the fuse when I tried to use it I opened the socket to discover the socket is short-circuited. The design is so bad that a short-circuit is inevitable sooner or later.

Another time I bought a auto-lamp that plugs into the car’s cigarette lighter socket I used it once to have it literally break apart before my very eyes.

These me only two of the many faulty electric goods that are easily available in the shops. Besides just being substandard they a* potentially dangerous to the unsuspecting user.

Perhaps your association can do something about such a deplorable state of affairs and bring the subject up to the relevant authorities. Hus is a matter of some urgency.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Letter to Environmental department complaining of pollution.

Dear Sir,

Ever since a rubber factory was set up near my area things have changed for the worse. The river is now black with pollutants. The air stinks. Living here has taken on a hellish character. Once it was pleasant Now it is quite unbearable.

Could you please check on the activities of this rubber factory and get it to clean up its act Better still if you could get it relocated somewhere else we would be eternally grateful.

Thank you.

Yourd Faithfully,

 

Letter to SPCA, informing them of cruelty to animal.

Dear Sir,

My neighbour keeps a dog. This dog is always howling and whining both day and night I once peeped over the wooden fence and saw this dog chained up in a make-shift wire cage with a roof of corrugated iron. It is obvious that it has been subject to abuse and neglect It is scrawny and mangy and the cage is filthy. No wonder it howls and whines.

I tried talking to its owner but he just ignores me. Perhaps you could come and have a look and take some necessary action.

Yours faithfully,

Letter to environmental department objecting to proposed<br /> dump-site.<br />

Dear Sir,

I wish to lodge an objection to the proposed dump-site near the above address.

I have seen men making preparations to turn the area into a dump-site. There are about six families living in this area All of us work the land for a living. We grow a sizable amount of fruits and vegetables for the local market

If this dump-site is allowed to materialize, it would encroach into our land. Consequently our livelihood will suffer and needless to say, the quality of our products will suffer too. Also the dumpsite will scar the beauty of nature.

Perhaps you could check out the proposed site and discuss with the relevant parties involved about an alternative site. We, the residents would be very grateful to you.

Yours sincerely,

Letter to an MP, taking the matter of poor public facilities.

Dear Sir,

I am writing to ask you to intercede with the Public Works Department who, despite my many requests, are dragging their feet over resurfacing the roads servicing the area I live in.

The roads are in deplorable condition.There is no way one can avoid going over the many pot-holes that exist. If I remember correctly, the last time the roads were resurfaced was 10 years ago. Also with the increasing number of people plying these roads, damage is inevitable.

Perhaps you could come and see for yourself just how bad the roads are.

Could you please exert some pressure on them to take action. Already a few accidents have occurred because of the pot­holes. Surely we should not have to wait for a fatal accident before they act.

Yours faithfully,

Letter to Highway Authority about the need for traffic lights at a dangerous junction.

Dear Sir,

The expressway is a joy to travel in. Iveiy much appreciate it However the junction that accesses it leaves very much to be desired.

When the junction was first built it served adequately. However the volume of traffic has increased by leaps and bounds and the junction is just not suitable anymore. Several accidents have already occurred. I myself have had a few near misses.

The only solution is to install traffic lights at the junction. That will keep traffic moving in an orderly fashion instead of the hazardous way things are at present

Please consider my request for it is a matter of some

urgency.

Yours faithfully,

Letter to traffic police informing diem of ‘hell-riders*.

[address]

Dear Sir,

Every Saturday night the area where I live in is invaded by gangs of ‘hell-riders’. These young men come in their souped-up motorcycles to race along the roads. The noise is unbearable. These riders are not only a nuisance but also a danger to the ordinary road-user.

They usually begin to come after 10 p.m. So if you could come and wait for them at around that time I am sure you could apprehend these rascals and put a stop to their undesirable acti­vities.

 

 

Thank you,

Yours Faithfully,