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Empusa Tue 12-Jul-11 09:33:05 not a good time for some idiot from the council to be using a hedge strimmer!

What a fucking way to be woken up! Right outside our sodding bedroom window as well angry

worraliberty Tue 12-Jul-11 09:35:53

How long before 8am?

AlmightyCitrus Tue 12-Jul-11 09:40:01

There is a public facility opposite my house and they always do the strimming/chopping/mowing at 7.30 on a Saturday morning.
Bastards. (Although it's usually only a couple of times a year...but still, it's Saturday and too bloody early)

Empusa Tue 12-Jul-11 09:43:27

About 7:30 by the time we could hear it, so god knows how much earlier when they started.

Scholes34 Tue 12-Jul-11 10:39:19

What's the problem? I'm always up before 7.00 am on a Saturday.

Empusa Tue 12-Jul-11 12:37:08

Good for you. I'd been up late doing work. And was intending to have a lie-in to make up for it.

Scholes34 Tue 12-Jul-11 12:43:06

. . . but your choice to have a lie-in doesn't make the council employee an idiot.

TheRhubarb Tue 12-Jul-11 12:43:27

Give the chap a pat on the back! Many council workers don't bother showing up until 9am and then they have to have a brew before they start work.

I'm guessing you wouldn't like our bin collectors who are here at around 7.30am. But you know, the bins need emptying and the hedges need trimming. 7.30am is not hugely early. No matter what time they started at someone would complain.

oohjarWhatsit Tue 12-Jul-11 13:45:28

on a weekday, its not unreasonable to start at half 7 or 8

PeggyCarter Tue 12-Jul-11 13:55:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

redexpat Tue 12-Jul-11 15:38:21

Annoying yes, but within the law, and on a weekday. He'll be gone by now - could you have a little afternoon snooze instead?

Insomnia11 Tue 12-Jul-11 15:51:38

A neighbour opposite used to leave his (loud) motorbike running from about 7am to 7.30am every weekday on his drive. Quite apart from it being illegal and dangerous, whenever we had the windows open I could taste the exhaust fumes coming in. Also I didn't have to get up until 7.30pm, in fact I could wing it at 8am, and I'd miss the last precious half hour of sleep before the alarm went off every day, grrr.

I felt like going over and kicking away the supports so that it ended up in his hall, but fortunately we moved house before I succumbed to that. smile

MissMiaowington Tue 12-Jul-11 16:15:34

I thought the law was 11pm and 8am - I stand corrected, and pissed off for OP and the hedge trimmer sad

Empusa Tue 12-Jul-11 16:33:24

"I thought the law was 11pm and 8am"

I thought that too, hence the annoyance.

For some reason I can cope with being woken up hours before I'm due to, but being woken up half an hour before I'm meant to really winds me up.

TheRhubarb Tue 12-Jul-11 16:39:39

Between the hours of 11pm and 7am you are entitled to quiet. All about noise nuisance and the law here

Lady1nTheRadiator Tue 12-Jul-11 16:59:50

'some idiot from the council'? How rude are you?

7.30am on a Tuesday is hardly anti-social. YABU.

agedknees Tue 12-Jul-11 17:13:13

They have probably reduced the number of people cutting the hedges by 50%, so the poor man probably has double the work which is why he is cutting the hedge at 7.30am.

YABU and especially for calling the man an idiot.

Empusa Tue 12-Jul-11 17:17:19

"How rude are you?"

Very when I've had little sleep.

Lady1nTheRadiator Tue 12-Jul-11 20:52:34


Empusa Tue 12-Jul-11 21:09:01

So what's your excuse?

doozle Tue 12-Jul-11 21:11:44

I'm with the OP. 7.30am is too early to be making that kind of noise.

Am sure she was just venting frustration when she referred to him as an idiot. And I'd be inclined to do the same.

Jackin Tue 12-Jul-11 21:17:22

I do treework/hedge trimming. We try not to do anything before 8 but sometimes if you've got a big day on needs must. I would be v sympathetic to anyone who came out and complained and would try my best to keep the noise down.(Maybe able to some other quieter jobs first) But if the person still wanted to have a go, or call me a fucking idiot I'd tell them to get fucked and grow up. (but only as a last resort)

Jackin Tue 12-Jul-11 21:24:41

when I comment on a thread I always kill it sad

doozle Tue 12-Jul-11 21:27:16

Ah don't worry, Jackin. grin It happens to the best of us.

It's interesting to hear it from the other side - and that you try not to disturb too early.

mablemurple Tue 12-Jul-11 21:28:32

Many council workers don't bother showing up until 9am and then they have to have a brew before they start work.


Perhaps they don't have to start work until 9.30, perhaps? Not everyone starts work at the same time, even in the private sector.

Too much Daily Mail reading, Rhubarb

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