On Wednesday 24 July, Hart District Council was made aware that a fraudulent letter had been sent to owners of listed buildings within the Hart district.
Speaking about the matter, Patricia Hughes, Joint Chief Executive at Hart District Council said: “We have been made aware that letters have been sent to listed building property owners in the district. The letter implies that we are seeking feedback on dealings with conservation and planning officers from Hart District Council and some of the implications of points made in the letter are simply wrong and misleading.
Whilst we always welcome feedback on all the services provided by the council, we must stress that we are not seeking feedback specifically on our Conservation Team who work very hard to project our heritage.
If anyone has feedback – whether they are suggestions, concerns about our services or compliments – please use our feedback form to be found on our website at www.hart.gov.uk/contact-us.
In the meantime, please note that these letters have not been issued by Hart District Council and we will not condone this fraudulent activity. Anyone who has any information on the origin of these letters should email firstname.lastname@example.org.”