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That my first thought was "YEY- I can start a parking thread!" (with diagram)

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FucketyFuckFuckers Sat 18-Feb-17 22:00:28

...even though I am pretty sure that this complaint will be ignored and nothing will actually happen... hmm

NC for this just in case. God, I’m such a wimp. Really hope no-one recognises this.

Lived here a few years. Neighbours are all nice enough. Take in each other’s parcels, exchange Christmas cards, etc... all very pleasant. Until today. Got home and DH gets into a bit of boring football talk general chit chat with the bloke opposite us while I rush inside to escape change the baby.

After I'd gone, the bloke next door to the one opposite us pops out to join their crap conversation chatter and tells them "just so you know, I've put in a complaint to the council about people parking outside our houses"

DH and bloke opposite were a bit confused so he goes on to add that it's "getting ridiculous" that "so many visitors" are parking on the road instead of on driveways. Reckons he's struggling to get on his.

FWIW the houses on our street are all on a slope. Our driveway and the drives on our side slope down towards the houses, the ones opposite slope up towards their houses. This tends to mean that all the people on our side drive in and reverse out and on the opposite side they reverse in and drive out forwards. This is never/had never been a problem as far as I'm aware. It's just the way it's always been.

Anyway, he likes to reverse on. Fine. But apparently half a road and a pavement isn't enough room. So he's complained.

Houses are 1970s with plenty of room - double driveways and garages and a decent sized road/pavement. He has plenty of room. Not near enough to shops/schools to park unless you're visiting one of the houses, so there's only ever the odd one or two cars parked, completely legally, on the road. For example, there are ZERO cars parked on the road RIGHT NOW. That’s how quiet it is.

Can't work out if he was having a dig at DH and bloke opposite as he doesn’t think we should be ‘allowing’ visitors to park on the road (most of ours park on our drive as if we squeeze forward there's just about room for 4 cars, but if there’s not enough room or they can’t be arsed they of course park on the fucking road).

OR he is possibly being a bit of a twat about the house next door to us (opposite his house). The people who live there all have learning disabilities (think it's called a halfway house, but sorry if that's not the right word). Anyway there are carers there 24/7 and although there is a double driveway I think when they have different shift patterns and the carers are coming and go at different times, etc it's often easier for one them to park on the road. And it is usually just one of them. One car. Which is absolutely fine. Never had a problem with it myself as THERE IS FUCKING LOADS OF ROOM!!! Not sure if/why he would have a problem with them and why they might be any worse than guests of ours who park there? Because they do it more often maybe? One of them has a 4x4 but even then there's plenty of room for everyone. Even if it was a tight squeeze, you can't just ban big cars can you?

If it's relevant, this neighbour has a low wall round his front lawn that has clearly been damaged by a vehicle. Possibly someone reversing into it. There is no way if that was the cause of the damage, that it was the fault of a parked car on the road opposite and not the driver of the car! grin

Surely his complaint to the council will be ignored? Isn’t the alternative to road parking no parking/double yellow lines? Then anyone who visits will have to park further away and walk?!

AIBU to be a little bit more excited about this than I should be? I've been interrogating DH all evening. He thinks I'm over-interested and has stopped answering my questions. WTF does this bloke think the council are going to do??

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Sat 18-Feb-17 22:02:51

That is the best diagram ever.

<Rubs thighs appreciatively>

ReginaGeorgeinSheepsClothing Sat 18-Feb-17 22:03:22

I have no idea, but I like your diagram dedication!!

Rhayader Sat 18-Feb-17 22:04:59

Oh my goodness, top marks for that diagram A++++

I'm sure they will ignore that complaint tbh...

Note3 Sat 18-Feb-17 22:05:45

Your diagram is second to none

FrenchCat Sat 18-Feb-17 22:06:41

Professional diagram there OP!

I don't think the council will care to be honest, not one teeny tiny bit. As long as someone isn't blocking his drive or dropped kerb he has nothing to complain about.

PolterGoose Sat 18-Feb-17 22:07:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HardcoreLadyType Sat 18-Feb-17 22:07:19

It's a lovely diagram.

The complaining neighbour is a wanker, and I doubt the council will have any interest in his silly complaint.

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Sat 18-Feb-17 22:07:44

Lovely diagram...i especially like the grass and overall attention to detail

And i reckon they will ignore the long as the other cars are parked legally

AnarchyKitty Sat 18-Feb-17 22:07:44

Ohhhhhhhhh, a parking thread 😆
May I suggest penguins?

Slightlyperturbedowlagain Sat 18-Feb-17 22:09:42

I think you should print the diagram out and send a copy to the council as an extra explanatory aid. It's plainly too good a diagram not to share it more widely smile

Yukbuck Sat 18-Feb-17 22:10:00

Your diagram is the best. I love the detail on the damaged wall 😂 sorry not helpful!

BabytoBoris Sat 18-Feb-17 22:10:24

Not much the council would or should do.
Excellent diagram tho.

sum1killthepawpatrollers Sat 18-Feb-17 22:10:31

10/10 for the diagram OP!
ignoe him , hes being a twat and theres nothing the council can or will do

TheFlis12345 Sat 18-Feb-17 22:10:52

Amazing diagram! And the guy is an idiot.

LadyCallandraDaviot Sat 18-Feb-17 22:11:08

Fantastic diagram, but I can't see he has anything to complain about - guess the council will just ignore him.

MrsBungle Sat 18-Feb-17 22:11:25

Yeah I can't see any problem with the parking. You're diagram is truly beautiful.

DJKKSlider Sat 18-Feb-17 22:11:39

Unless there are parking restrictions, lines or permits etc etc. As long as the 'Visitors' ardent blocking drives, then I don't see any rules or laws being broken?

Also.... The diagram? A* and cat wait for the movie. grin

DesolateWaist Sat 18-Feb-17 22:11:40

Wonderful diagram. Well done for full commitment to the cause.

Do you think that the neighbour might be a bit prejudiced towards the people with learning difficulties? I can't think what he believes the council are going to do.

RiversrunWoodville Sat 18-Feb-17 22:12:21

Ooh diagram should get its own wall of fame! I cat see what they can do for him other than ignore confused

IdaDown Sat 18-Feb-17 22:12:37

Parking sporn...


AlisonWunderland Sat 18-Feb-17 22:12:42

He might find it easier if he just removed the bit of damaged wall instead of repairing it

RiversrunWoodville Sat 18-Feb-17 22:12:48

Can't not cat although the cats could join the penguins

GlitteryFluff Sat 18-Feb-17 22:13:30

Best diagram I've seen. And I'ce seen my fair share. Very well done. grin

Valentine2 Sat 18-Feb-17 22:13:35

<rubs hands with glee>
<grabs popcorn>
<informs DH>

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