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    • curiosity101
    • By curiosity101 9th Mar 18, 11:12 PM
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    What to do about neighbour parking Infront of my h
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    • 9th Mar 18, 11:12 PM
    What to do about neighbour parking Infront of my h 9th Mar 18 at 11:12 PM
    Now I do actually know the answer. I have no right to the path and kerb outside of my house. And in reality don't really plan on doing anything about it, I just wanted to vent and hear some stories about what, if anything, other people have done in the past. Especially if there are some funny stories!

    So my story... We live on a quiet cul-de-sac. Everyone has at least one car parking space on their driveway and several houses have room for up to 4. The house opposite us has a 1 car drive way and 4 cars ( 2 shiny land rovers that are religiously cleaned every week and never driven anywhere. And two standard family cars). The family is a mum, dad and the have a young (maybe 5 years old) daughter.

    As they have lots of cars they always park outside of our house. The house next to them always parks on the other side of the road opposite our drive (but only have 2 cars so fair enough). The result is a minor inconvenience (makes me grumpy every time) that every time we reverse out we have to do a 3 point turn cause there isn't enough space to do it in one go.

    Again, I know I don't have any rights, and don't plan on doing anything. But vent with me, tell me yours stories and any suggestions you've got (even if you're just joking). Someone at work suggested nails in front of their tyres so when they pull off they impale on them. I hoped the person was joking... I've also heard stories of people buying cars to park in front of their house permanently
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    • curiosity101
    • By curiosity101 10th Mar 18, 9:43 PM
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    For those that seem to be missing the light heartedness of my original post... relax. I just wanted to vent and have a joke, it's a frustration a lot of people deal with day to day...

    To those that have taken it in the spirit it was meant, keep em coming. I'll definitely be giving the fire ornaments some serious thought!
    • theoretica
    • By theoretica 10th Mar 18, 9:52 PM
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    Are there other parking spaces nearly as convenient for the neighbours? I would think about just pointing out that you appreciate when they can leave you more room to get out and save you the manoeuvering. Not telling them not to, but giving them a heads up if it is just thoughtlessness.
    But a banker, engaged at enormous expense,
    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
    Lewis Carroll
    • cjdavies
    • By cjdavies 11th Mar 18, 8:36 AM
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    I visited a mate one evening, cul de sac, he lived on the end of it. Parked next to his car, he said the neighbour would not like it, I said tough I'm not blocking anything.

    I think it was around 9pm, goes outside to find the neighbour parked right behind me.

    I thought I'm not giving them the satisaction of asking to move, took a look at the kerb, it was lowered, if my mate moved his back I could easily do a 3 point turn, leaving the other car stranded in the middle of the road.

    Thought not yet, as it's too early and they move it forward soon after, and I was in no rush and mate didn't mind either.

    Left around 23:30 (lights off next door) did the above and the other car looked as it was stranded in the middle of the road.
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 11th Mar 18, 9:58 AM
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    I visited a mate one evening, cul de sac, he lived on the end of it. Parked next to his car, he said the neighbour would not like it, I said tough I'm not blocking anything.

    I think it was around 9pm, goes outside to find the neighbour parked right behind me.

    I thought I'm not giving them the satisaction of asking to move, took a look at the kerb, it was lowered, if my mate moved his back I could easily do a 3 point turn, leaving the other car stranded in the middle of the road.

    Thought not yet, as it's too early and they move it forward soon after, and I was in no rush and mate didn't mind either.

    Left around 23:30 (lights off next door) did the above and the other car looked as it was stranded in the middle of the road.
    Originally posted by cjdavies
    Hilarious.
    Please forgive the deliberate omission of apostrophes on some posts whilst I await MSE to do something about the daft codes that appear in their place when typing on certain devices.
    • JP1978
    • By JP1978 11th Mar 18, 11:10 AM
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    A neighbour used to park a nice looking golf part way across our drive and made it awkward to get in (we reversed in, drove out). As the boy looked after the car as it was his pride and joy, I just told him the wife is a !!!! driver and he may do best to pull the car forward a couple of feet out the way.

    He did do most the time.

    So, just blame the wife on been a crap driver and you dont want to risk the shiney landrovers been dented!
    • nanto3girls
    • By nanto3girls 11th Mar 18, 11:22 AM
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    So, just blame the wife on been a crap driver and you dont want to risk the shiney landrovers been dented![/QUOTE]



    Naughty naughty
    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 11th Mar 18, 11:50 AM
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    Tell the Russians your neighbour is a former spy and double agent who defected from Russia.

    You might have to wear a HazChem suit for a while but it will be worth it in the end.
    Every Village has its Idiot.

    If you don't know who your Village Idiot is

    it is probably you.
    • eddyinfreehold
    • By eddyinfreehold 11th Mar 18, 12:17 PM
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    My wife and daughter went to visit some friends about ten miles away in a quiet street of semi d's. About an hour later I received a call on my mobile from the police asking if I owned a black Zafira, reg xyz etc etc. . The worst possible thoughts sprung to mind immediately and I asked if everybody was alright, had there been an accident etc. The police caller played the deadpan-plod and said he couldn't tell me until he went through current driver if it wasn't me, insurance details, driving licence, tax etc etc (which he would know from his computer anyway) by which time I was pretty frantic. He then told me that my wife had parked, quite legally, on the street outside the next door neighbour of her friends and the neighbour had phoned 999 and was threatening to cause a breach of the peace (throw a brick through the friend's window) if the car wasn't moved. There is nothing as strange as folk .... and some Police have a very strange way of conducting their business. Very unhelpful.
    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 11th Mar 18, 4:18 PM
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    I'm sorry. Are we only allowed to post now if we are in the third world? How then would we be able to afford computers and internet and phones?

    My word, the forum would be quiet if that was a prerequisite of posting...
    Originally posted by Mercdriver
    More than twelve probably.
    • takman
    • By takman 12th Mar 18, 12:56 PM
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    The result is a minor inconvenience (makes me grumpy every time) that every time we reverse out we have to do a 3 point turn cause there isn't enough space to do it in one go.
    Originally posted by curiosity101
    Why do you reverse out of your driveway? It's much easier and safer to reverse in and drive out. I never understand people who complain about parking but don't even have the sense/skill to reverse onto their driveway!.
    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 12th Mar 18, 2:41 PM
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    Why do you reverse out of your driveway? It's much easier and safer to reverse in and drive out. I never understand people who complain about parking but don't even have the sense/skill to reverse onto their driveway!.
    Originally posted by takman
    Deferred effort.

    It takes less time and effort to drive in and defer the extra time and effort of reversing until next time.

    An added bonus is that it might be your wife or someone else who next drives the car who has to reverse out so they get to do the extra work.
    Every Village has its Idiot.

    If you don't know who your Village Idiot is

    it is probably you.
    • EmmyLou30
    • By EmmyLou30 13th Mar 18, 10:36 AM
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    I had a new neighbour recently who took to parking right behind my driveway. So because she was parked in the left lane on approach to my house I was on the wrong side as I turned onto my drive and therefore couldn't make the turn and had to do a 3 point shuffle to get on my drive. The alternative was to reverse on....and have a 3 point shuffle to exit the following morning if she was still there. So deffered effort as 'Head The Ball' said, you've got the hassle one way or the other. I let it go as she wasn't parking illegally, just a little inconsiderately.

    In the end thankfully after a couple of months she started parking outside her own house which annoyed no-one as has stayed there ever since. I was very relieved! I did wonder if her other neighbour had a word as she was forcing him to keep parking in different places depending on where she'd parked the car that day when he was used to having his same 'spot' outside his house for the last 5 years.
    • Cash-Strapped.T32
    • By Cash-Strapped.T32 13th Mar 18, 10:54 AM
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    Why do you reverse out of your driveway? It's much easier and safer to reverse in and drive out. I never understand people who complain about parking but don't even have the sense/skill to reverse onto their driveway!.
    Originally posted by takman
    At my last place it was much better to drive in & reverse out.

    The narrow road was always busy as all hell around 4 - 6pm, (with the inevitable cars lining the roads).

    But it was pretty much dead in the morning when I left for work.
    So by reversing in when I got home from work I'd have been just causing hold-ups at a busy time, and for no benefit in the morning, when I had all the time in the world to reverse out.
    • takman
    • By takman 13th Mar 18, 11:47 AM
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    takman
    At my last place it was much better to drive in & reverse out.

    The narrow road was always busy as all hell around 4 - 6pm, (with the inevitable cars lining the roads).

    But it was pretty much dead in the morning when I left for work.
    So by reversing in when I got home from work I'd have been just causing hold-ups at a busy time, and for no benefit in the morning, when I had all the time in the world to reverse out.
    Originally posted by Cash-Strapped.T32
    That's a good point.

    The problem is the people who don't reverse onto their driveway because they have poor reversing skills then end up having to reverse into traffic when they leave which makes them more likely to hit a car.
    • Cash-Strapped.T32
    • By Cash-Strapped.T32 13th Mar 18, 12:48 PM
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    That's a good point.

    The problem is the people who don't reverse onto their driveway because they have poor reversing skills then end up having to reverse into traffic when they leave which makes them more likely to hit a car.
    Originally posted by takman
    Oh god agreed, yes I've seen that one enough times - I'm recalling a fella reversing out of his drive onto a main 40 limit road, causing mass braking terror...
    • bartelbe
    • By bartelbe 13th Mar 18, 2:29 PM
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    The answer is simple, get a property with off street parking, otherwise it is tough luck. Public road means you take your chances.
    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 13th Mar 18, 5:28 PM
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    As per a much earlier post, put out large scraps for birds. If you entice seagulls every day, the neighbour will soon get the messy message.
    • MalMonroe
    • By MalMonroe 13th Mar 18, 6:18 PM
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    I'm appalled that the most popular responses don't include just actually speaking to people! Some people can be weird when approached, yes but lots of people are just downright self obsessed and thoughtless. My very first thought would be to go and see if we could work something out and it always amazes me that the British go-to action is to do nothing but sit at home and seethe. Talk to them!! All this talk of fights and punch ups, well, typically British, I guess. But SAD!!!
    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 13th Mar 18, 9:51 PM
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    As per a much earlier post, put out large scraps for birds. If you entice seagulls every day, the neighbour will soon get the messy message.
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north
    If the OP is seen putting food on the roof of the car and the roof is damaged by the birds, then it could get very messy for the OP. Criminally so as he/she would be causing criminal damage.
    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 14th Mar 18, 8:07 AM
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    If the OP is seen putting food on the roof of the car and the roof is damaged by the birds, then it could get very messy for the OP. Criminally so as he/she would be causing criminal damage.
    Originally posted by Mercdriver
    Put the food on the ground, on your property. Seagulls circle for ages and have poor bowel control
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