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To ask what you'd do? Warning - PARKING thread!!

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spg1983 Mon 14-Jan-13 07:40:47

Some new neighbours moved in next door about 2 months ago. We both share a carport and have two parking spaces each which are one in front of the other, i.e. for both of us to get 2 cars in we have to drive through the carport and the 2nd one parks behind it. Both houses have 2 cars. So far so good.

We live on a new estate and apart from our drive, there is literally NOwhere else to park apart from doing something silly like parking on a roundabout!

The problem is that when the neighbours moved in they had some stuff which they put under the carport, leaning against their house, which severely reduced the space available for both cars. They started off by parking their car somewhere else and walking a few streets (i guess?) to get back home but recently they've started parking under the carport and not leaving us enough room to get through. DH and I both work full-time and our hours mean we always arrive home after the neighbours. I'm also 33w pregnant so there's no way I can squeeze in/out of a tight space at the moment - literally the only way to get out of our car if we can get it onto the drive is to jump in/out of the boot.

We asked the neighbour if they could try and stay on their side and explained why, they apologised and they said that they were just waiting to sell the furniture and then it'd get moved and in the meantime they'd try and park more fully under their "half" of the carport. However this was a month ago and nothing has changed. I'm having to leave my car at a friend's house and walk 3 streets back home each day and DH can park there but is having to get in/out via the boot of his car as both their cars go over our driveway. We've told them this but this time they got grumpy with us and asked us what to do with the furniture - we said store it somewhere else/get a shed but they didn't like those ideas...

WWYD? There's no way of us getting home first to "claim" the space as our work hours are totally inflexible. Are they even legally doing anything wrong?! Help! I want to be able to park on my driveway and if this carries on when baby's here I think I'll go mad sad

fruitstick Wed 23-Jan-13 15:44:02

Oh I didn't mean that they would have a point!

I really hope they are on Mumsnet and come across this thread.

Try offering them a Pombear, see what happens!

spg1983 Wed 23-Jan-13 15:47:22

I would LOVE it if they were on MN and read this thread - they may then finally understand what the problem is - I seriously think they just see me as the demanding pregnant woman from next door...

50shadesofmeh Wed 23-Jan-13 15:47:28

Ha ha fantastic, just act all innocent if they start blaming you,
Seriously though I'd just dump the furniture overnight and act clueless as if it has been stolen if they ask you about it. :-)

fruitstick Wed 23-Jan-13 15:51:23

Dump the furniture. Then if they ask, look in the direction of the neighbour and then say "hmm, they did look very upset"


Rockchick1984 Wed 23-Jan-13 16:18:03

grin Fruitstick!

WhateverTrevor Thu 24-Jan-13 20:08:31

That is a bloody good update.
Let's hope they're insured!

lljkk Fri 25-Jan-13 07:57:15

(when are you going for a chinwag with the neighbour?)

Oh they must be as pissed as all get out by now. How long before they skip the furniture themselves do you think?

spg1983 Wed 27-Mar-13 15:09:57

Update - the furniture disappeared today - no idea where it's gone but IT'S GONE!! Yippee!

By the way, in the meantime we kept my car parked right up to the boundary and it's not moved as I've been busy giving birth and getting my head round having a newborn. The next door neighbours are using their carport for the first time today since bashing the other neighbour's car.


FranKatzenjammer Wed 27-Mar-13 15:44:12

Hurrah! And congratulations on your new arrival. Do you think maybe your neighbours saw you with the baby and finally decided to stop their fuckwittery?

coughingbean Wed 27-Mar-13 18:34:40


StinkyElfCheese Wed 27-Mar-13 18:49:20

Great news congratulations on the new arrival

Maggie111 Wed 27-Mar-13 19:10:27

I don't think you should start putting up barriers etc. I think going round a couple more times is worth a try.

MrsSpagBol Wed 27-Mar-13 21:20:19

Congrats on the new baby!!! I was riveted reading this thread

must get a life

TheEasterQODdy Wed 27-Mar-13 21:21:58

Hurrah and congrats!

trixymalixy Wed 27-Mar-13 21:23:27

I love when people come back to update!! Well done on the parking victory and congrats on the new baby!!

SingSongMummy Wed 27-Mar-13 21:42:34

Brilliant - congratulations on your baby! What a great end to a fab thread.

TotallyEasterEggFlipped Wed 27-Mar-13 21:46:54

Congratulations on your baby & thank you for the update. I hate it when you don't get to find out what happened in the end.

CandyCrushed Wed 27-Mar-13 21:57:47

thanks. Congrats on the new arrival and thanks for the update.

We love an update grin

DeafLeopard Wed 27-Mar-13 22:07:42

I love an update on a thread, but especially one with a squishy newborn. Congratulations

GreenEggsAndNichts Wed 27-Mar-13 22:32:15

Thanks for the update OP! And congratulations. thanks

gwenniebee Wed 27-Mar-13 22:46:35

Just read this thread smile I great bedtime read, thanks! And congratulations flowers

everydayaschoolday Wed 27-Mar-13 22:59:28

Congratulations on new baby thanks. Great thread and glad it worked out in the end - great updates!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 27-Mar-13 23:06:53

Congratulations on winning the Battle of the Carport!

Enjoy your wee one...

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