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Hedgehogparty Wed 10-Jun-15 19:06:19

Have just gone and seen 4 bikes locked to our railings in our front garden. Thought at first they were friends of my son until he saw someone else locking their bike there and then hurrying into next door.

Have just knocked there. Family house with visitors- No apology, just been told that's what students do.
I've said I don't mind them being left there, but I object to not being asked.
These neighbours and their visitors have previous form for parking over our drive and appearing not to think it unreasonable.

Is this thoughtless and/ or bloody rude?!
Or am I being unreasonable.....

whois Wed 10-Jun-15 19:16:35

Using private home railings is a bit off. Generally think public building type ones are fair game.

Have you asked them to remove them?

Hedgehogparty Wed 10-Jun-15 19:43:32

I said I thought it was rather rude to not ask first. If they had, I wouldn't care.
Point is that neighbours themselves are thoughtless ...
Seems petty to ask them to remove....

fourchetteoff Wed 10-Jun-15 19:45:18

It's a little thoughtless, but I'd say as long as they aren't making a habit of it then I'd let it lie.

BMW6 Wed 10-Jun-15 19:47:27

Go and water your front garden - give it a good soaking.........wink

CombineBananaFister Wed 10-Jun-15 19:48:20

Bit awkward this one, because if was a hedge or wall on a private garden you wouldn't mess as it's someones private property. The outside (streetside) of someones railings feels different to me but not sure why, maybe because that's what you do when you're out and about with bikes.

Maybe they should have asked though first seeing as it's residential - am sitting on your fence here op with this reply grin

Hedgehogparty Wed 10-Jun-15 19:53:04

No the railings are in our front garden, dividing it from the neighbour. Not on the street, I wouldn't care about that!

MooseBeTimeForSummer Wed 10-Jun-15 20:02:29

Are they chained on the neighbours side?

CrohnicallyInflexible Wed 10-Jun-15 20:04:59

Which side are the bikes on? Your side or your neighbour's? If it's your side then they have gone on your property and YANBU. But if it's their side then YABU, so long as they haven't damaged the railings in any way, then what does it matter even if the railings are legally yours?

Hedgehogparty Wed 10-Jun-15 20:18:29

No on our side.
My son saw them walking in our garden to lock them

fourchetteoff Wed 10-Jun-15 20:19:51

That is very cheeky.

PatsyNoPasta Wed 10-Jun-15 20:26:05

Bolt cutters?

Hedgehogparty Wed 10-Jun-15 20:31:09

Neighbours themselves are rude and thoughtless.
Their visitors are the same.

Feel like telling them to move....or put other locks on!

londonrach Wed 10-Jun-15 20:36:29

If in your garden can you remove and put in shed. Owner pays x amount to get back. Shocked they did that!

PatsyNoPasta Wed 10-Jun-15 20:38:09

You should tell them to move the bikes now. Your neighbours and their visitors sound arrogant and entitled. Nip this behaviour in the bud before they start using your washing line and having parties in your garden wink

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Wed 10-Jun-15 20:39:51

Hang on - they are parked on your side of the fence, so they have to walk through your garden to get them? shock

No, not on - I don't think it's petty to ask them not to do it again

Hedgehogparty Wed 10-Jun-15 20:43:58

Arrogant is the right word.
Don't want to out myself further, but they are repeatedly thoughtless.
Very academic, bright, pushy and entitled...

TheOneWiththeNicestSmile Wed 10-Jun-15 20:44:33

why not park them on the neighbour's side of the railings? that's just weird (& bloody rude)

whois Wed 10-Jun-15 20:48:14

Oh I thought you meant bikes on the street, but chained to your railings. Actually in your garden is v strange.

if neighbours are generally total twats then feel free to make an issue of this. Just depends if it's worth getting your blood pressure up.

It would be quite funny to put on an extra (cheap) lock and deny all knowledge so they have to muck about getting bolt cutters.

A place near me has a sign saying "all bikes chained to the railings will be removed and left on brick lane" (brick lane v near and well known spot for selling stolen bikes)

fairyfuckwings Wed 10-Jun-15 20:48:55

I'd buy a massive gate and lock it. Just to prevent them getting their bikes back. Twats. It's a shame b&q's shut.

Hedgehogparty Wed 10-Jun-15 20:51:56

We used to have lovely neighbours.....
These people are unpleasant. It's weird, when challenged they cannot accept their behaviour is rude!

wowfudge Wed 10-Jun-15 21:01:41

I am almost speechless. In your position I would ask them to move them out of your garden and make it clear they do not have your permission to enter your garden.

Sadly I have known some really awful 'bright' people who thought it was hilarious to behave obnoxiously like this and see what the reaction was. They were not my friends, I hasten to add.

Georgina1975 Wed 10-Jun-15 21:02:01

I don't care if it is petty. I would ask for bikes to be removed and tell them not to trespass on my property again. Alternatively, access their garden and hang (old) washing on their line.

Hedgehogparty Wed 10-Jun-15 21:10:27

It was his reaction when I knocked to complain saying only " that's students for you"
Think I've been too soft . In the past with other things they've done it could have got worse.
I'm wary of having to declare a dispute if we move...

Pastaeater Wed 10-Jun-15 21:11:16

Incredibly rude. Insist that they move them - there is no point in trying to be pleasant with people like this.

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