IELTS Letters to Local Councils

by Vishwa

Write a letter to the environment officer in your area complaining about the garbage problem in your neighborhood and say

- What is causing the problem?
- Why is it bothering you?
- Suggest a solution to rectify the problem.


Dear Sir,

My name is Vishwa Vinutna, a resident of Square villa colony. I am writing this letter to complain you about litter problem in our neighborhood.

The main problem is rubbish collecting van does not come regularly, because of this, the litter is heavily being deposited on the road. After, two days it produces bad smell that is harmful for us. Moreover, it attracts various insects and microorganisms. Sometimes, in windy atmosphere, garbage is dispersed on the entire lane, which makes the colony untidy.

This situation has worsened when one of my neighbors became sick because of awful atmosphere of colony. I am concerned about the safety of my family members and residents of colony. Hence, I believe this problem should be solved as early as possible.

To address this problem, I suppose that the rubbish should be collected daily or at least on alternate days to prevent the accumulation of waste. As a responsible environmental officer, you have to look into this issue and implement stern rules to avoid these kinds of problems.

I look forward to seeing a prompt action from you.

Yours sincerely,
Vishwa Vinutna

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Dec 05, 2015
My thoughts about your essay
by: Anonymous

Hi Vishwa:

It is not too bad but it needs a a little refinement. You can use more transitions and condense or re-state some sentences more clearly. Here are my suggestions (and please feel free to change anything - just what I would write)....:

Dear Sir,

I am a resident of Square Villa Colony located at XXXXXXXXXXX. I am writing this letter to address a serious problem with litter/garbage pick up in our neighbourhood.

In the past few months, the rubbish has not been picked up on the regularly scheduled time resulting in huge rubbish pile -ups. As a result, it has created a terrible smell and very unsanitary conditions. Moreover, the pile-up has attracted various insects and harmful microorganisms. In addition, on windy days, the rubbish gets thrown about the neighbourhood thereby causing further health risks.

My neighbours have become seriously sick neighbors because of this and I am concerned about the safety of my family members and the other residents of colony.

I trust that you will make this issue a priority since the conditions in our neighbourhood are worsening each day. I am sure you understand the urgency of this matter since it could have serious and tragic result which would not be in anyone's self interest.

Should this issue not be dealt with in a timely manner, I will be foreced to address our concerns with the appropriate higher authorities and address the issue with the media.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Yours sincerely,
Vishwa Vinutna

Good luck with your test...

Dec 08, 2015
addendum
by: Goodluck

Dear sir,

APPEAL TO CLEARING OF GARBAGE

I; Goodluck ..... an inmate at the.... located at .... write to inform you of the challenges we experience due to the awful smell that oozes from the refuse dump that is located close to our rear window.

Sir, this problem arose due to the inability of those managing the garbage not to be able to meet up with their regular schedule of coming every morning to clear the dumping site. This which lead to the accumulation of refuse, forming a stench and subsequently leading to a lot of discomfort on those of us whose windows are close to this site. This if not checked may lead to an outbreak of epidemics, breeding site for mosquitoes or even respiratory problems.

We urge you to use your good office to call the managers of this site to order so as to forestall further problems.

Thank you.

Yours faithful,
Ohanube Goodluck

Dec 08, 2015
talking about the letter on garbages
by: AnonymouGoodluck

from the letter I wrote, it is obvious that for one to make high scores in IELTS exams, you must have a sound vocabulary (USE BIG BIG GRAMMAR WHENEVER POSSIBLE BUT ENSURE IT IS IN CONSONANCE WITH YOUR SENTENCE), check grammatical errors, and learn to write using speed and accuracy.

May 10, 2016
PLEASE PICK UP AFTER YOURSELF
by: Anonymous

I am wanting to complain that I have notice trash being dumped by cars and in the parking lot.

I NOTICE that imitative hasn't been taken to pick up the trash behind yourself.

the trash dumpster are within walking distance.

To be respectful of your neighbors please do not leave trash in the parking lot visible to others that leave in the apartments.

Nov 11, 2016
People dying from prevailing problems through sewer problems
by: Anonymous

In khalasi line kydganj, people are suffering from dengue because of spillage of sewage water on the road. There is no sewer drainage. I have already complained before but no action has taken yet. Please do the needful otherwise i have to appeal to higher authority because many people are suffering from disease these days. Its very severe. Please help.

Jul 10, 2017
Garbage problem at SECTOR 7
by: Yasmin Bukhari

Dear Sir, please do something about the garbage that is lying strewn all over the road. There is lot of stink and very difficult to walk on the road, since MORE than half the road is covered with garbage. Also people urinate. This will cause LOT of health hazards. Also there are no proper lights on this road. This road is from bhaji market leading to Shah heights bldg,sector 7. Kindly look into the matter. THANKING YOU

Jul 10, 2017
Garbage problem at SECTOR 7
by: Yasmin Bukhari

I would suggest that the garbage should be collected everyday. Also the garbage bins are placed on the road. There is an enclosure behind the footpath where the bins can be placed. So the toad is not blocked by the bins. Ensuring that you will take this into account. Thanking you.

Aug 15, 2017
IELTS Complaint Letter
by: Urvashi

Your letter is good but your language must be improved.
'rubbish' should be changed to 'garbage'.
I hope my advice will help you and SORRY if you feel bad.

Thanks! for helping me in the letter writing.

Jan 06, 2018
Appreciation of the letter
by: MRUNAL

Nice letter..
I think so "rubbish" is not the actual word
Instead of " rubbish " you should write "garbage".
Otherwise it's a very nice letter

Jan 08, 2018
loving it
by: sabra

i love this website and the letter of yours. It is very simple and it helped me very much.

Jan 08, 2018
Bad
by: Xxxxxxxxxx

very bad bad bad

Jan 08, 2018
Garbage of entire street
by: Anonymous

The garbage of entire street is being piled up in front of our house and no one is lifting the same for the last 20 days. Central Bank colony, road no 10, L B Nagar, Hyderabad.

Jan 11, 2018
Remove dustbins
by: SK KHASIM VALI

Dear Sir,

I am a resident of 18.7.198/C/101,Talabkatta, charminar, located at Hyderabad. I am writing this letter to address a serious problem with litter/garbage pick up in our neighbourhood.

In the past few years, the rubbish has not been picked up on the regularly scheduled time resulting in huge rubbish pile -ups. As a result, it has created a terrible smell and very unsanitary conditions. Moreover, the pile-up has attracted various insects and harmful microorganisms. In addition, on windy days, the rubbish gets thrown about the neighbourhood thereby causing further health risks.

My neighbours have become seriously sick neighbors because of this and I am concerned about the safety of my family members and the other residents of colony.

I trust that you will make this issue a priority since the conditions in our neighbourhood are worsening each day. I am sure you understand the urgency of this matter since it could have serious and tragic result which would not be in anyone's self interest.

Should this issue not be dealt with in a timely manner, I will be foreced to address our concerns with the appropriate higher authorities and address the issue with the media.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Yours sincerely,
SK Khasim Vali

Apr 12, 2018
Accumulation of garbage
by: Anonymous

Sir/ Ma'am

This is to complain about the garbage accumulated in our area. There is an open space here in K G nagar which is a private property. People dump garbage here everyday next to our home.

There is so much piled up garbage here and due to it so many insects, mosquitoes, rodents and lizards keep getting into the houses next to it.

The smell is also so disgusting. This might cause a serious health issue. Kindly please look into this matter and do something so that people in the neighborhood don't throw garbage here anymore.

Complete address: No. 256 10/1 4th Main 5th Cross K G nagar.

Sep 25, 2018
In correct way of writing
by: Anonymous

I feel that it is not the correct way to write a letter, because a letter should have the sender's, the receiver's address as it is a formal letter.

Sep 27, 2018
In correct way of writing
by: IELTS buddy

You don't need to put addresses in IELTS letters.

Oct 17, 2018
IELTS Complaint Letter - Garbage Problem
by: Jagadish reddy

In our area the garbage is too bad please check the area and tell to clean please

Jan 20, 2019
Vishwa keep it up
by: Hema

Superb

Jun 21, 2019
Garbage collected and kept in neighbourhood
by: Anonymous

Dear sir,
There is a garbage collected from the trash and kept in the neighbourhood house and outside the passage , it's is been lying for years, due to monsoon, it has a very bad smell and it risk human health,I would appreciate if you look into this matter asap.
Thanking you
XYZ

Aug 23, 2019
Not picking up garbage
by: Anonymous

In my area BAKTAURIPURWAA..garbage has not been picking up for last two weeks.
Please resolve

Nov 10, 2019
Title
by: Qvreme

You said it is a formal letter; so to me, i think there should be a heading ; while the "yours sincerely" should be "yours faithfully"

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Dirty Street

by Isha Jajoo
(Pune)

A street near you has become very dirty recently, and you are concerned about this.

Write a letter to the council that is responsible for this street. In your letter:

- Explain why it has become dirty recently.
- Say what problems it has caused.
- Give some suggestions to solve the problems


Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to you to outline an area I feel the dirty streets of Ottawa needs attention. Please allow me to explain.

While travelling through the streets on my way to work, I came across dirty and stingy corners. The garbage was littering on the roads due to which roads have become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. It creates a huge havoc for pedestrians and people who pass those streets. Simultaneous constructions of Metro train tracks and roads with arrival of monsoon had only worsened the situation. Of late I have seen homeless children falling sick because of the dirt.

I am sure I am not the only one to appreciate your efforts in renovating the street roads and metro tracks. If you could organize these activities in such a way that the free space and road equation could be balanced, it would be helpful for the common people of the city.

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Garbage Problem

by Aryan chaudhary
(Dighra rampur shah, Muzaffarpur, bihar, India )


Write a letter to the environment officer in your area complaining about the garbage problem in your neighborhood and say

- What is causing the problem?
- Why is it bothering you?
- Suggest a solution to rectify the problem.


Dear sir or mam

I am Aryan from bihar muzaffarpur dighra rampur shah. I have to say that my neighborhood Mr Sunil chaudhary and their family are collecting disposal from muzaffarpur nagar nigam tractor driver without any permission of nagar nigam in front of my house near NH 28. It smell odour and due to this their is large increase in the amount of maakhi and mosquito. While traveling through national highway it feels very uncomfortable. I want u to take strict and necessary action against him.

Your sincerely
Aryan chaudhary
Muzaffarpur 842002

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Closing of Football Ground

by Mercy
(Lagos, Nigeria)

The local council is planning to close a football ground down near you because it is in disrepair. You and other residents disagree with this and want them to keep it. Write a letter to the council. In your letter:

Explain why the football ground is not being used
Explain why the ground is important
Explain the wider benefits


Dear Ma,

My name is Mercy Uti, and I am a resident of the community with the football ground you want to close down.

The reason the football ground is not being used as often, is due to it’s horrendous and unclean condition. There are really thick weeds in the surroundings and this could be a comfortable spot for reptiles to live in. There’s also, a busted pipe in the corner and this causes constant spillage in the area and makes the ground very slippery too.

The football ground was created to help as a rehabilitation center for the teenagers and children in that area, who were going through rough times at home and in school. We have heard of success stories of children who became professional footballers from training in that playground.

Refurbishing and frequent maintenance of the football ground will attract an increase in people using the ground (resident and non resident). This will in turn, reduce crimes in our community and near by communities as well.

I would appreciate if you reconsider the closing down of the football ground.

Yours Faithfully,

Mercy Uti

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