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Neighbours have installed CCTV that overlooks our patio ...

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mamacasshadahairyass Fri 18-Mar-16 20:09:05

They are twatty neighbours. We dont speak. We can see that one of their cameras overlooks most of our patio. WIBU to jetwash a massive cock and balls onto the paving stones just to see if they take the hint and move it?

Skittlesss Fri 18-Mar-16 20:10:50

I dont think they are allowed to do that (have a camera that covers someone else's property). I would do some research into it smile

Ringadingdingdong22 Fri 18-Mar-16 20:11:44

Ha brilliant. YANBU Hopefully they'll get the hint. Love your username!

SirChenjin Fri 18-Mar-16 20:12:35

They're not allowed to do that - CCTV can only look onto your property.

mamacasshadahairyass Fri 18-Mar-16 20:12:41

Oh, we are smile
The powers that be seem to be in no rush to come and talk to them about it though ...

ouryve Fri 18-Mar-16 20:13:06

Sounds like a plan.

Or smear the lens with trex. They'll never get that shit off.

mamacasshadahairyass Fri 18-Mar-16 20:14:47

Im also hoping its a motion activated one so am making many unnecessary trips to the greenhouse and hanging out flappy washing to set it off

Fettuccinecarbonara Fri 18-Mar-16 20:17:46

Oh you could have so much fun with them. grin

IamtheZombie Fri 18-Mar-16 20:20:19

There was another thread recently about neighbours' CCTV.

IZRC, they are NOT allowed to point their camera(s) into your garden. There was also something about them needing to register as data keepers under (what was) the Data Protection Act. That last bit may be if their cameras overlook public land.

As Skittlesss said, do some research.

{This is just one of the reasons why Zombie is so glad that she's in a secluded rural detached property. She values her priviacy.}

zombiesarecoming Fri 18-Mar-16 20:33:17

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wiccamum Fri 18-Mar-16 20:39:35

God I would have so much fun with this!

May I suggest?
1- stand menacingly and very still, staring at the camera for as long as you can. Follow this with raising a finger to your lips to "shush"
2- you can add to this by finishing off with a maniacal scream, laughing hysterically and finishing abruptly
3- suck your thumb and wave at the camera, this is more affecting if you are wearing clown make-up
4- the classic "I've murderd my DH" routine, dragging a heavy black bag/ rolled up carpet across the patio, crying, panicking, getting the spade etc....you can't beat a patio burial.
5- just get naked...and add more clown make up.

We had a similar problem with a drone camera a few months ago. This resulted in a lot of bum-flashing and expletive finger gestures....the drone went away eventually 😊

mamacasshadahairyass Fri 18-Mar-16 20:43:35

Ooh wiccamum, DH has fortuitously just dug out a pond within range of the camera. Im off to B&Q first thing in the mornin for bin bags and duct tape!

wiccamum Fri 18-Mar-16 20:44:39

Yes! Duct tape!! Always more effective with duct tape!....and a rusty saw!

Arfarfanarf Fri 18-Mar-16 20:48:06

Can you get a mirror and position it so all the camera gets is the reflection of their garden?

NorbertDentressangle Fri 18-Mar-16 20:49:27

lol at dragging a heavy wrapped "body" across the patio - inspired idea! grin

Make sure your body language looks as shifty as possible, stopping and looking over your shoulder etc!

RudeElf Fri 18-Mar-16 20:50:48

Oh brilliant! I love the idea of you 'burying' your murdered DH for their camera! grin

This has reminded me of an episode of one of those nasty neighbour shows. A man was outraged that his neighbours had erected a fence that blocked his camera's view of their yard! He was genuinely fuming and called the council on them! Then he sneaked out at night and moved the camera so it could still see their yard. He was blatantly telling the camera crew this. I cant fathom some people.

giraffesCantReachTheirToes Fri 18-Mar-16 20:52:08

organise a local dogging group to have a meet up on your patio?

WhetherOrNot Fri 18-Mar-16 20:53:36

zombie - privacy costs.......some of us can't afford it !

PinkFluffiUnicorn Fri 18-Mar-16 20:53:39

I think you if you are being recorded with out permission, you can ask them not to, a sign on your patio maybe? Then you & them have proof you have asked?
But the binbags & duct tape sounds much more fun!wink

InsufficientlyCaffeinated Fri 18-Mar-16 20:54:03

I think as it covers your property you are entitled to a copy of all footage under data protection/freedom of information so I'd make a nuisance of myself by demanding a daily copy until they take the hint and point it away

wiccamum Fri 18-Mar-16 20:56:02

How about chalking a pentagram on the patio, embellished with a candle at each point. You and DH can dress in your bestt sacrificial robes and chant around it ⭐️

RupertPupkin Fri 18-Mar-16 20:58:07

Just take a photo of your garden from the camera's vantage point. Then put the photo in front of the camera. They'll be disappointed at your lack of activity and take the camera down.

ElementaryMyDear Fri 18-Mar-16 21:00:28

Go in for a bit of street art/theatre. Definitely the cock and balls one day, then a skeleton, then put one of those unsettling killer dolls out there, then a severed hand, then a creepy clown, then a crocodile, then a chucky doll, then a mechanical ghost (after dark, natch). Get a friend to tiptoe exaggeratedly across the patio towards their house dressed in a stripy top and mask and carrying a bag marked "swag". Go out there and have a massive snog, get them worried you're about to have a shag in public. Put your dh in a straitjacket and enact dragging him out to a waiting van, before smuggling him in at the back and have him walking out perfectly normally.

Hours of fun to be had here!

RudeElf Fri 18-Mar-16 21:02:39

Ooh you could pretend to be having an affair! Have a friend run across the back yard barely dressed and looking back panic stricken with lipstick marks all over them.

wiccamum Fri 18-Mar-16 21:03:17

Love the burglar idea 😄

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