My neighbour installed an extremely noisy skate ramp last Christmas. We complained to the council and the noise from the ramp stopped for 6 months. After that it started up again, every day after school until around 8 pm and all weekend, with multiple children using it from around the neighbourhood. I rang the council again to complain and was told that my complaint was invalid as my husband had signed a petition presented to him by the neighbourhood children saying the noise level wasn't a problem. He did this so as not to be identified as the compainant (we had already had a visit from the children asking if we were the "ones that dobbed us in" and a letter in our letterbox, as some identifying information had been given about us to them by council, although council denies this). Council is saying the petition is a legal document and my husband's signature caused the notice of an illegal structure to be withdrawn and that's why the kids were back on it. Council insists that there is no way of invalidating the petition and that my husband has given the family permission to keep the skate ramp there and use it. My question is, is the petition, handwritten by children and presented for signatures by children, a legal document or is the council having us on?