In Colyton Devon, a pretty, touristy town, an anonymous letter was sent to a mum who puts washing out on a line.
The anonymous letter was written "on behalf of local business" and asked Ms Mountjoy "with kindness" not to put washing out at the front of her terraced house, which is in "a prime location"
Other residents and local businesses have showed their support for washing lines by draping underwear on shop fronts, the flagpole and in front of houses.
What’s wrong with washing lines? I know some housing estates ban it, but I like seeing washing out on the line and not just my own family washing.
Mortified - malicious gossip
Angry - dangerous dogs
Too cynical? - estate agents