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Blocking neighbour's car with bins

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Summerisdone Thu 05-Jan-17 20:16:58

I know I'm being petty and passive aggressive but am I being that U?
I live in a row of 6 flats and we have a small car park in front of homes just for us as all spaces are numbered. The neighbour who lives in the house opposite has her own drive yet she still takes it upon herself to park in our car park, and not even in an actual space, just a very awkward position so she is next to her drive but not on it. Over the two years we have all been here (new build so all moved in similar times) myself and at least 2 other neighbours have asked her nicely if she cannot park there as it's awkward for many of us getting in and out. She stopped for quite a few months, but last night my mum popped round to drop some bits off and couldn't stay as she said she can't park without hitting neighbours car, I've not had chance to see neighbour today but tonight when I was putting bins out for our 6 flats, she was parked there again. By now I was feeling rather angry, and quite petty so I barricaded her car in with all the bins and recycle boxes; was that really pathetic of me because now I've thought about it I'm feeling it was perhaps too far, but I can't be arsed going back out to move them so I guess I'd like someone to tell me I should leave them where they are to make me feel better grinconfused

pipsqueak25 Thu 05-Jan-17 20:21:13

grabs popcorn settles back and gets comfy grin sorry op, how advice comes along soon.
yes you are being silly about the bins but what the heck ? i'd want to shove a banana up the exhaust pipe personally then blame it on the local scally wags grin

Ilovecaindingle Thu 05-Jan-17 20:22:57

Aquire some traffic cones and change your surname to Boswell. . .

TeenageCentaurMortificado Thu 05-Jan-17 20:24:53

Photo!! grin

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Thu 05-Jan-17 20:26:42

grin you sound pretty pissed off.

This is the sort I thing I dream of doing but don't actually have the guts to do.

DesolateWaist Thu 05-Jan-17 20:27:01

So this is a private car park that belongs to the flats?

Really we need a diagram..........

Summerwood1 Thu 05-Jan-17 20:27:04

Yes,photo please😆And good for you!!!!

MsMarvel Thu 05-Jan-17 20:28:23

Clicked on this thinking it said 'cat' and was wondering how stupid a cat must be if it was able to be blocked in with bins grin

BastardGoDarkly Thu 05-Jan-17 20:28:37

grin yes to a photo!

Just leave them, she knows its annoying, now she'll know how it feels to be inconvenienced and annoyed.

CrohnicallyPregnant Thu 05-Jan-17 20:29:04

If the spaces are numbered, presumably it's in your deeds and you (or the landlord if you have one) pay towards the upkeep of the car park? If that's the case, it's as bad as her parking on your drive! Do you have a management company or something that can send her an official looking letter asking her to stop parking there and pointing out that it's private property?

Summerisdone Thu 05-Jan-17 20:30:39

I can't get a picture now as it's too dark, I tried taking one to send to my mum and couldn't make anything out.
I am very pissed off about it, I think more so because yet again family are struggling to park in my spot to visit me, and if we parked on her drive then it would be a different story. She has room on her bloody drive but from what another neighbour said, her husband doesn't like being blocked in in mornings as he is first to leave but first to get home... I don't bloody care if husband doesn't like it angry

LittleMissNaice Thu 05-Jan-17 20:31:34

<awaits diagram>

TheMysteriousJackelope Thu 05-Jan-17 20:34:22

You are a lot nicer than me. When someone parked in my space when we rented a flat I left a polite note informing them that next time I would give the car's details to the on site agent and have their car towed. I would have done too, and it would have been towed.

Summerisdone Thu 05-Jan-17 20:34:27

The four flats that are affected most by her parking are the ones who are with housing association (including myself) and I've complained to them early summer, to which they just told me to have a word with her but other than that she isn't technically taking up a space so they can't do anything.

ExitPursuedBySantaSpartacus Thu 05-Jan-17 20:34:37

<parks arse>

cookiefiend Thu 05-Jan-17 20:35:30

I will only think you unreasonable if you fail to watch for her reaction and update is on the situation.

hamble123 Thu 05-Jan-17 20:37:48

Without a diagram it's difficult to see how much of an obstruction her car is.

Maybe you could take a photo and show it to the guys at your local fire station; they may consider that her car would cause an obstruction to a fire engine if a flat (or other parked car) catches fire.

You would then have strong grounds to demand that she moves her car and I'm sure that if your management company (if you have one) won't back you up, then the local council or police probably would.

myshinynewusername Thu 05-Jan-17 20:47:49


<settles down for updates>

HappyFlappy Thu 05-Jan-17 20:51:07

Park on her drive.

The bitch.

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Thu 05-Jan-17 20:51:50

I love a good parking thread especially with a diagram or photo (hint hint.)

Wonder what happened to the lady whose neighbours put up disabled parking signs, her thread was The.Best.Thread.Ever.

<pointless post to place Mark>

Summerisdone Thu 05-Jan-17 20:52:38

Sorry for awful diagram, can't find pen and paper thanks to DS so I've 'tried' to draw one on snapchat.
HER car is the yellow squiggle and the dark blue bit is her drive, the red bits are our spaces and it really is too tight to get in or out of the last 3-4 spots when she is parked there... I'm spot number 1 and don't have a car but nobody can get around her car and into it anyway because we have bin shed one side and wall another so no manoeuvrability

CotswoldStrife Thu 05-Jan-17 20:53:50

Am I right in thinking that you do not drive yourself OP, but use the space for your visitors? I don't think she should park there but if you don't use the car park yourself it seems a bit strange to do the bin barricade! Perhaps a letter from the management company of the flats instead would be more effective?

Although it is the night for parking stuff on here so bear with for some interesting replies grin

Summerisdone Thu 05-Jan-17 20:54:11

I didn't know I could speak to local fire department about it, thanks for the advice as I will definitely be trying them

myshinynewusername Thu 05-Jan-17 20:54:20

Park on her drive

Yes, please do that!

Cheby Thu 05-Jan-17 20:54:20

Diagram please! With arrows. grin

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