A ROW has broken out on a Mobberley social media page after residents were named and shamed for having an untidy garden.

The post, by a member of the Mobberley Matters community group on Facebook, criticised tenants at a property near the centre of the village.

In response, dozens of people have jumped to the aid of the unsuspecting residents calling the post "snobby" and "uncharitable".

The woman posted the address before saying: "Garden a disgrace, needs some attention nearly rose fete." Shortly after, numerous people waded into the dispute.

One commenter said: "Perhaps you could offer to help them clean up if it's bothering you? "I mean, the residents could be elderly or disabled... community spirit and all that?"

Others apologised for the post, saying that it was not representative of the village spirit and offering help if the resident needed.

After racking up more than 40 comments, the debate took an unexpected turn when a man claiming to be the mystery homeowner replied to the unwanted attention.

The man said: "It’s my flat funny how people post all over social media n don’t come to my door if there is a problem, must just be me who loves old school like that.

"I work full time, my partner works too. I have 3 children who I have to travel 60 miles to see regular point is no I’m not elderly or need help in anyway thanks to those who actually stuck up for me n actually took things into consideration but it will be cut... if u have a problem with me come to me not social media I cut my grass when I want to."

Mobberley Rose Fete takes place on June 16, with a procession through the village followed by a crowning ceremony at Hall Bank.