AN elderly Huddersfield couple were threatened with court action over their council tax - despite being up to date with their bills.
John and Phyllis Lucitt, of Deighton, received a court summons on November 29.
They were told they would have to appear before Huddersfield magistrates on December 12 for non-payment of council tax on their Leeds Road home.
But the worried couple had paid their council tax - including the amount due for December.
The couple pay their council tax by cheque, three months at a time.
Mrs Lucitt, 70, called Kirklees's council tax office and said the cheques had cleared from her bank account.
But she was told there was no record of a payment since June, 2006.
The worried couple called on Deighton ward councillor Ken Smith for help.
He had words with the council tax team and managed to have the court appearance cancelled.
But Mrs Lucitt says she has still not received an apology from the council, or a letter telling her that her account was in order.
She added: "We had nothing whatsoever. It was dreadful really, very worrying."
A Kirklees spokeswoman said Mrs Lucitt's council tax account was correct and a letter of apology had been sent to her.
She said: "I am very sorry that Mrs Lucitt did not receive a letter from the service to confirm Clr Smith's conversation with her.
"But we have now arranged for her to receive an apology and a letter to confirm the current position with her account."