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can you do anything about nosey neighbours legally?

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FioFio Sun 03-Jun-07 20:00:40

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talcy0 Sun 03-Jun-07 20:03:10

Did you let her know you saw her Fio?

Might put her off if you shout 'can i help you?'

edam Sun 03-Jun-07 20:04:22

Sounds like you need a thicker fence, tbh, so the nosey mare can't snoop.

talcy0 Sun 03-Jun-07 20:05:06

ps......your poor dog

Can you grow stuff up there to block her view?

FioFio Sun 03-Jun-07 20:08:17

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Wotz Sun 03-Jun-07 20:10:52

oh FF so sorry about your dog. Nasty spying bint.

Can you sunbath topless? That put my neighbours off having a peek!

talcy0 Sun 03-Jun-07 20:11:43



quadrophenia Sun 03-Jun-07 20:12:44

some rough old bloke over the back did the same to us recently, we have a big tree that now provides complete cover but earlier in the yaer it was quite open. he leaned right in and had a good look, it made me so furious i wanted to punch him, then dp told me he's a known hardnut so glad i didn't.

FioFio Sun 03-Jun-07 20:13:29

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Wotz Sun 03-Jun-07 20:14:18

maybe she thinks she is looking into her shed? How old is she?

talcy0 Sun 03-Jun-07 20:14:32

Maybe a confrontation is unavoidable in order to get her to understand
personally i hate confontation
but i spose if you approach her...and she's awful you could then go to environmental health dept??? for advice???

talcy0 Sun 03-Jun-07 20:15:04

@ wotz!!!

NikkiBFG Sun 03-Jun-07 20:16:35

Mmm...you need to shock her senseless for when she next looks!

Say in a loud voice oh I'm going to trim my lady garden and what a shock she will get when she looks through, thinking you are doing a spot of horticulture, only to find fanjo topiary going on!!!

Or....oooh...shake itchy powder on the fence!!!

What about a fun game of knock down ginger?

Next time she's spying through the fence, run out front and ring her doorbell.

Repeat as neccesary.

NikkiBFG Sun 03-Jun-07 20:22:13

Oooh Wandering trolley! Am pmsl at image of her shuffling backwards and fowards in carpet slippers answering the door and shuffling back out to be nosey.....


scatterbrain Sun 03-Jun-07 20:24:14

Water pistol !!! Get a super squirter and squirt her next time she peers at you - then when she shrieks you say "Oh Tarquin darling do be careful - the lady next door must be close to the fence !!" and to her "Oh I'm terribly sorry - I had no idea you were there !!"

Guaranteed to work !

FioFio Mon 04-Jun-07 08:34:07

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eidsvold Mon 04-Jun-07 08:39:46

pmsl at the knock down ginger idea.

can you not grow some sort of creeping plant or a fab bouganvillea - vine like with stonking great thorns - might stop her trying to peek through.

FioFio Mon 04-Jun-07 08:43:23

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harman Mon 04-Jun-07 08:56:25

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gonnaneedabiggerboat Mon 04-Jun-07 08:59:38

Seriously just say hi is there something I can help you with? Why should you feel embarassed. If you;re nice about it she can;t have a go, then if she starts being a neighbour from hell you can do something about it, even private owners can get fined and lose their homes now (OK in serious cases!)

Mrbatters Mon 04-Jun-07 09:00:40

She's quite obviously a few sandwiches short of a picnic, fiofio . I know you've posted about her before .

I'd yell out "can I help you?" every time you see her like talcy says - no confrontation, but letting her know that you are watching her watching you.

Hope your dog is okay too. Epsom salts is apparantly very good for washing pets' cuts with.

FioFio Mon 04-Jun-07 09:01:59

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FioFio Mon 04-Jun-07 09:02:53

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Mrbatters Mon 04-Jun-07 09:07:37

oh dear .

Maybe then a loud "hello" as opposed to "can I help you?"?

Do you think she has been nasty enough to kill your plants off?

Sounds to me as though she is annoyed at your kids playing. But realises that to say so would be unreasonable so is being passive aggressive with you?

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