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    • aerie
    • By aerie 7th Jul 18, 10:21 PM
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    Issue with antisocial behaviour - people weeing in our bushes
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    • 7th Jul 18, 10:21 PM
    Issue with antisocial behaviour - people weeing in our bushes 7th Jul 18 at 10:21 PM
    Just moved into a new house (renting) and have discovered that there's an issue with people choosing the bush surrounding our garden to relieve themselves.
    It's a quiet side street off a busy main road with many pubs and bars further up, and they seem to pick our house as there is a recess where our front door and gate is that is 'private'.

    Chased off a few but it leaves the area stinking of !!!!, which is not what you want of a back garden, particularly with the lack of rain recently!

    Does anyone have any ideas to discourage this? When we are in and catch them we plan to chuck water over the gate but also want to discourage when we're not in.

    We have thought of putting a plant pot in the way of the stop outside our gate, though they might then !!!! in it instead.
    Perhaps a fake cctv camera, or even a real one?
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    • ACG
    • By ACG 7th Jul 18, 10:25 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 10:25 PM
    If you throw water on various people who are drunk, what do you think they are going to do? My money is on they are either going to kick off there and then or come back a few days later with a brick aimed at your window.

    No idea what the answer is, maybe a security light?
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    • 1886
    • By 1886 7th Jul 18, 10:41 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 10:41 PM
    Is it possible to have a latch or bolt really low down on your side of the gate with a padlock on?
    • theartfullodger
    • By theartfullodger 7th Jul 18, 10:47 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 10:47 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 10:47 PM
    Bright lights on movement sensors.



    Give notice, move elsewhere.. You could, if this presumably has happened for years, have a case against landlord not informing you of this...


    Unless you are simply going through the motions, flushed with success.
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 7th Jul 18, 10:55 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 10:55 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 10:55 PM
    Nettles, or hollies.
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 7th Jul 18, 11:03 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 11:03 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 11:03 PM
    If you throw water on various people who are drunk, what do you think they are going to do? My money is on they are either going to kick off there and then or come back a few days later with a brick aimed at your window.
    Originally posted by ACG
    That’s what I was thinking. Really daft idea. As if people are going to think “oh well, serves me right, I’ll be on my way in a quiet and orderly fashion”.
    • HampshireH
    • By HampshireH 8th Jul 18, 9:29 AM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 9:29 AM
    Put a sensor there & rig up a sprinkler/hose to the sensor. They start they get wet. Need only be temporary until they get the message

    Obviously you need to remember to switch this off at other times of the day.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Jul 18, 9:37 AM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 9:37 AM
    PIR floodlight, directed down of course. Lets face it, you don't want them peeing on their shoes.
    If you are finding huge gaps between your paragraphs, MSE know about the problem. However, they aren't necessarily doing anything about it. More changes on the way?
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    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 8th Jul 18, 9:50 AM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 9:50 AM
    Nettles, or hollies.
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    Or low voltage electric fence?
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 8th Jul 18, 9:54 AM
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    If it's night-time and they're drunk, you could try spraying some Liquid !!! in the area before you go to bed at night... hoping the smell will persuade them to move along a bit and make it somebody else's problem.

    Aside from that - a PIR spotlight when anybody passes might persuade them to move on ... although it might give them the light they need to see what they're doing.

    If it's pubs, it won't be the same person twice... each time it'll be a different person ... so you can't "teach them by example" as such ... you have that one shot.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 8th Jul 18, 10:04 AM
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    ^ Liquid what, PN?
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 8th Jul 18, 10:08 AM
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    ... you have that one shot.
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    Maybe a bit extreme
    2.22kWp Solar PV system installed Oct 2010, Fronius IG20 Inverter,
    south facing (-5 deg), 30 degree pitch, no shading

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    • Margot123
    • By Margot123 8th Jul 18, 10:09 AM
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    You will never stop it, as I learned when I had shops. Every morning I had to get a mop and bucket with disinfectant and wash the doorway out. No amount of lights, CCTV did anything.

    You have to accept that some pee (and other unmentionables), and others clear it up.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 8th Jul 18, 10:13 AM
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    I don't know if this works as well as it claims -

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35120259
    "A special wall coating designed to soak anyone who tries to urinate against it is being trialled by a London council."
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 8th Jul 18, 1:06 PM
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    A very fierce dog, with fangs about crotch height.
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    • kinger101
    • By kinger101 8th Jul 18, 1:31 PM
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    If you know which pub they're coming from, I'd be tempted to make a complaint to the landlord, copying in the local licensing dept. They wouldn't want their licence revoked due to their customers being a nuisance.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 8th Jul 18, 1:33 PM
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    ^ Liquid what, PN?
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    Yeah, filter and I CBA to change it ... Liquid 455. Smells of poo. It's like stink bombs, but lasts longer outside than cheaper versions.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 8th Jul 18, 6:29 PM
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    Heh, well you learn something new each day.
    • jonnygee2
    • By jonnygee2 8th Jul 18, 8:05 PM
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    Can't you just cut the bushes down?
    • SG27
    • By SG27 8th Jul 18, 8:08 PM
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    Another vote for electric fence. In prepartion to keep the dog in that you are planning on, but may never get around to, purchasing.
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