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To ask my neighbour’s visitors not to park where they park?

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ScafellPoke Mon 18-Mar-19 19:55:42

I’ve read 2 threads in the past 2 mins on parking over driveways, so thought I’d add mine despite it not being ‘over’ my driveway!

Ndn has an elderly mother who has carers come round about 4/5 times a day. They park on the road outside ndn’s house. Everytime, they park just on the edge of my driveway. It’s not blocking my in but as our road is a narrow single lane it makes it an absolute ball ache to get out, I have to do about a hundred point turns (massive overreaction!) It’s really annoying!!!
Wibu to ask my ndn to ask the carers to move just a couple of feel forward?!

ScafellPoke Mon 18-Mar-19 19:56:32


Cheby Mon 18-Mar-19 19:59:36

YANBU to politely ask but also they WNBU to refuse, if they are parked legally.

YABVU for not including a parking diagram. That is parking threads 101 OP!

Singlenotsingle Mon 18-Mar-19 20:03:18

You could speak nicely to them? Hopefully they'll understand.

ADHMeeee Mon 18-Mar-19 20:03:56

Make a diagram! Post us the diagram!

Sounds one of those awkward situations.

ScafellPoke Mon 18-Mar-19 20:11:48

So road is just wide enough for a car to pass a parked car, but you’d be really close if 2 cars were driving past eachother.

ScafellPoke Mon 18-Mar-19 20:13:07

I think the reason the do it is because there’s a little alleyway (which belongs to ndn) down the side of our houses were the keysafe lock is kept, so they park there for ease

Gruzinkerbell1 Mon 18-Mar-19 20:14:12

YABVU for not including a diagram.

ScafellPoke Mon 18-Mar-19 20:14:18

Sometimes they also park that close to my drive on the otherside, so outside my house. Luckily there’s never 2 at a time or I’d be stuck

ZippyBungleandGeorge Mon 18-Mar-19 20:15:44

Can you not reverse onto your drive making it easier to pull out ? They're parked legally

Gruzinkerbell1 Mon 18-Mar-19 20:16:05

Ooo nice diagram!

Could you ask them to park outside your house instead? Not over the drive, but actually outside your house? Otherwise there’s nowhere else for them to actually park as they’d be on the junction if they went any higher up?

Hermie12 Mon 18-Mar-19 20:19:12

We had this with new neighbours opposite . I had a polite word with the owner, explained the difficulty for us accessing our drive and they now always park a few extra feet forward . I think most people are reasonable if you are nice about it .

ScafellPoke Mon 18-Mar-19 20:23:49

Could do zippy but our drive is on a slant so when you open the boot (van style car) everything falls out 🙈

Iloveacurry Mon 18-Mar-19 20:25:59

Speak to your neighbour and explain the problem.

ScafellPoke Mon 18-Mar-19 20:26:02

It’s not a junction gruz it’s just a bend and then a junction. Opposite our houses is a field. There’s loads of space for them to park further up.

llangennith Mon 18-Mar-19 20:26:15

They're probably unaware that it's causing you problems. Ask them to leave you a bit more room and explain why.

ScafellPoke Mon 18-Mar-19 20:28:20

Thanks, I just wasn’t sure whether IWBU to ask them

Gruzinkerbell1 Mon 18-Mar-19 20:32:45

Ah okay, yeah I’d definitely ask them politely to park further up then. They’ve probably not realised that it’s causing you problems

thistimeofyear Mon 18-Mar-19 20:36:01

try talking to them?

RB68 Mon 18-Mar-19 20:39:32

As soon as they arrive pop you head out and ask if you are going out - they have such limited time that would be the best time to ask them

thelonggame Mon 18-Mar-19 20:49:51

Ask your NDN to leave a note for the carers, explaining how the parking effects you.
They won't have any idea that they are causing any problem and I'm sure they'll be happy to move a little.
If they won't f- ind out which agency they work for, and give the office a call, and they'll make the request for you.
No one is going to think you're being unreasonable.

PrtScn Mon 18-Mar-19 20:57:25

I get similar with a neighbours carers parking over my drive or in front of my gate (so I’d not be able to get the pram in/out - drive is opposite the house, gate goes straight onto road).
There is rarely anywhere else for them to park though, and there is 2 carers at a time, so 2 cars. So I just put up with it as they are usually only about 20 mins. So far haven’t blocked me in when I’ve needed to go anywhere.

chocolateworshipper Mon 18-Mar-19 20:59:16

Please can I be the first to suggest penguin bollards?! Or a rugby team.

Nuyearnume Mon 18-Mar-19 21:04:53

Could they use the driveway of the client?

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