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    • mr1974
    • By mr1974 14th Oct 06, 2:50 PM
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    Playing football in my garden: can I?
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    • 14th Oct 06, 2:50 PM
    Playing football in my garden: can I? 14th Oct 06 at 2:50 PM
    Can I kick around a ball in my garden? my neighbour is telling me to stop, but I'd like to know where I stand legally.

    Don't know if it changes anything, but I am renting, the house is not mine.

    thanks
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    • Hizz
    • By Hizz 14th Oct 06, 3:02 PM
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    • 14th Oct 06, 3:02 PM
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    • 14th Oct 06, 3:02 PM
    On what grounds is he telling you to stop?

    Are you intruding on his land or hitting the ball against his property?
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    • smudger1964
    • By smudger1964 14th Oct 06, 3:06 PM
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    • 14th Oct 06, 3:06 PM
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    • 14th Oct 06, 3:06 PM
    To answer your question fully can you tell me the answer to 3 questions please 1... Size of your garden in Square metres 2....Circumference of football in centimetres 3....Name of your local council

    I will then look up the relevant by law for your area
    • C_Ronaldo
    • By C_Ronaldo 14th Oct 06, 3:23 PM
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    • 14th Oct 06, 3:23 PM
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    • 14th Oct 06, 3:23 PM
    surely if it isnt hitting his wall then whats the problem
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  • mikeywills
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    • 14th Oct 06, 3:23 PM
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    • 14th Oct 06, 3:23 PM
    I would check with your landlord, and see if they have any objections, they may also know whether the neighbour is a general pain in the......
  • the_postman
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    • 14th Oct 06, 3:51 PM
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    • 14th Oct 06, 3:51 PM
    tell him where to stick the football?

    jesus what an !!!

    :confused:
  • fabwitch
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    • 14th Oct 06, 3:58 PM
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    • 14th Oct 06, 3:58 PM
    My son's play football in the garden and kick the ball into a football net. Accassionally it has gone into a neighbours garden and the family next door to us have kicked balls into our garden. We just throw the balls back. I know some elderly neighbours do not like it and can undestand if people are doing shift work they may wish to sleep in piece. When my Husband worked shifts I made sure my son's were quite in the garden. But under todays climate I would preferre my children to be playing football in the garden where they are safe than out on the streets where some children play kicking balls at cars etc. There will always be miserable people who do not like to see anyone having fun. I would continue playing football but try to insure there is not to much noise at the end of the day we all need to be considerate to our neighbours but unfornately there is no pleasing some people and they just like to have a good moan.
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  • victory
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    • 14th Oct 06, 4:06 PM
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    • 14th Oct 06, 4:06 PM
    I can understand if the ball keeps banging and banging against his wall, he was on nights and trying to get to sleep etc but we live in rented also and have 2 kids that play football/basketball in the garden and yes the ball sometimes goes over but it just gets thrown back ..
    Kids will and do play in back gardens with balls, ask him what his problem is?!
  • dora37
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    • 14th Oct 06, 4:08 PM
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    • 14th Oct 06, 4:08 PM
    Another point of view....my next door neighbours last year frequently played football in their garden with a proper heavy football. As well as hitting our fence, the ball kept coming into our garden.

    I did 'moan', this was due to my young daughter (3 at the time), playing in our garden......can you just imagine how forceful a 12/13 yr old boy can kick a heavy football and if it had hit her?

    I don't care if people think I'm miserable......I'm just aware of my DD's safety.

    Incidentally if my DS son wanted to play football, he went to the park.

    I also think there is a distinction between 1 person having a kick about and a few playing football.
    Last edited by dora37; 14-10-2006 at 5:14 PM.
  • victory
    .

    I also think there is a distinction between 1 person having a kick about and a few playing football.
    by dora37
    very good point there is, if there are a few mates playing and talking that is a whole different thing...
    I also had in another end house the ball in my garden all the time, the kids used to climb the fence to get it and once they kicked it over so hard the BBQ we were eating in the garden at the time landed on the floor!!
    • mr1974
    • By mr1974 15th Oct 06, 1:17 AM
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    To answer your question fully can you tell me the answer to 3 questions please 1... Size of your garden in Square metres 2....Circumference of football in centimetres 3....Name of your local council

    I will then look up the relevant by law for your area
    by smudger1964
    Thanks.

    I would say 38 square metres, size 5 football (60 cm circumference).
    Local council: Islington (London)
    I play alone. I do not make much noise, but I make some. Much less than all the screaming, car and air traffic , and construction noise that you can hear around our neighboorhood during the day anyway

    I do almost doing kick ups or short runs.But I like the odd free kick, hitting the tree.
    I am not hitting their fence. I am hitting the wall at the end of my garden, and occasionally the tree also in my garden. I have never sent the ball across, but it could happen one day: what would the consequences be?

    What time can I play?

    There's an old lady sitting on a chair in a neighbouring garden; she is not in any danger of being hit. She just complains that I should not play...

    Her daughter told me to go to the park in a very bad way. I told her to "get a life". She told me to "!!!! off" literally.

    I am not sure I want to give up just to avoid problems ... In my garden! Perhaps too stressful like this though.

    Just to clarify, I am 31 (not sure why that should change anything!).

    thanks
    mr
    • smudger1964
    • By smudger1964 15th Oct 06, 6:51 AM
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    Thanks.

    I would say 38 square metres, size 5 football (60 cm circumference).
    Local council: Islington (London)
    I play alone. I do not make much noise, but I make some. Much less than all the screaming, car and air traffic , and construction noise that you can hear around our neighboorhood during the day anyway

    I do almost doing kick ups or short runs.But I like the odd free kick, hitting the tree.
    I am not hitting their fence. I am hitting the wall at the end of my garden, and occasionally the tree also in my garden. I have never sent the ball across, but it could happen one day: what would the consequences be?

    What time can I play?

    There's an old lady sitting on a chair in a neighbouring garden; she is not in any danger of being hit. She just complains that I should not play...

    Her daughter told me to go to the park in a very bad way. I told her to "get a life". She told me to "!!!! off" literally.

    I am not sure I want to give up just to avoid problems ... In my garden! Perhaps too stressful like this though.

    Just to clarify, I am 31 (not sure why that should change anything!).

    thanks
    mr
    by mr1974
    Islington council havent any specific bylaws relating to football playing in back gardens just the nuisance law which can relate in this case.Providing you are not damaging the neighbours property or causing lack of sleep by playing at 2am you havent got any problems with breaking any bylaws(as far as I can ascertain).There isnt a time as such that you can play though personally I would say if you play in the hours of daylight and are not playing at unreasonable hours you would be fine.By unreasonable I would say as a rule not before 9am and not after 9pm. Have you checked the small print of your rental agreement to see if there is anything in there that could relate to causing a nuisance.If not then it seems to me your neighbour is being unreasonable and I would respectfully ignore them and continue to enjoy a kick about .
    Last edited by smudger1964; 15-10-2006 at 7:09 AM.
  • rygon
    I cannot believe this person is telling you to stop playing football in your own back yard!!! Maybe you could tell her not to sit in her garden as its putting you off. What would she rather have. One person doing a few kickups or someone with music blaring out at all kinds of hours, drinking alcohol in the back yard. Maybe next time its worth asking why she has such a problem with it. But i'd definately stand your ground as you arent doing anything anti social
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    • emmaBZ
    • By emmaBZ 17th Oct 06, 6:52 PM
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    you pay rent and pay for that garden to do as you please id tell them to get stuffed!!! as long as youre not damaging any of their property or doing it late at night. then they cant do nothing about it...if they called the police all they would say was its a civil matter not a police matter
    • plumb1
    • By plumb1 17th Oct 06, 8:34 PM
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    tell him where to stick the football?

    jesus what an !!!

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  • southernscouser
    Can I come round for a kick-about?
  • BigDunc
    What about hosting the inaugral 74-a-side MSE kickabout at Mr1974's flat?
    Fiscal drag, that's my problem. Too many people dragging on my fiscals.
  • rygon
    i once had my music playing at 4pm in the back yard with a few mates (it was my 18th) after an hr i had someone come into my back yard and tell me that she wants the music off or she will call the police. I said sorry and that i would turn it down. She then had a go at me for calling her names!!?! and that she was getting the police involved.

    what i learnt from that is you cant keep everyone happy so be considerate but dont let it spoil your fun
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  • scheming_gypsy
    keep playing football she's just a miserable old battleaxe who's run out of knitting.
    • Hizz
    • By Hizz 18th Oct 06, 9:50 AM
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    One hundred years from now it won't matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank, nor what my clothes looked like but the world may be a little better because, I was important in the life of a child.
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