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CF visiting neighbour and parking on my grass/over driveway

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Archer1984 Fri 15-May-20 17:39:24

So my drawing isn't perfectly to scale, as I forgot to leave room for our garden... But I couldn't be bothered to do it again!
However - I've just gone into my kitchen to prepare dinner and seen a car parked slightly across my driveway, and actually on the grass of my front garden (black car in diagram) I assume they're visiting neighbours, as I can hear a voice I don't recognise in their back garden.
I don't have to go out, but I think it's a bit rude to park on my grass! There is no available street parking here (small cul de sac, already too many cars)

Do I knock? Or leave it as they'll probably go soon?

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HarderToBreath Fri 15-May-20 18:21:59

Are you friendly with neighbour? What you should (feel able to say) is
“Excuse me neighbour..... please ask your guest to take their car off my grass so it doesn’t leave dents in my lawn -thanks”

In reality I wouldn’t feel able to say anything but I would be v pissed off my lawn was being squished & left with groves from tyres.

I’m afraid I would silently seethe. I’m not brave enough to deal with confrontation any longer, I’ve happily gone ahead in the past but found these days the entitled people don’t react with grace or an apology, they get enraged and aggressive. It’s not worth the risk.

Suzanne12 Fri 15-May-20 18:24:26

I'd say something, it's totally disrespectful to park on someone else's grass. Can't understand how anyone would think it's ok.

LivingThatLockdownLife Fri 15-May-20 18:25:06

They should be parked outside the house they're visiting. Just rude.

trellishead Fri 15-May-20 18:27:54

I'd go round and politely ask for it to be moved because if it happens again they may well say, "well it was fine before". Totally unacceptable though! It's horrible when neighbours put considerate people in these awkward positions.

CodenameVillanelle Fri 15-May-20 18:29:39

Speak to the neighbour later or tomorrow about it and ask them to make sure their guests don't do it again.

CuppaZa Fri 15-May-20 18:30:52

I’d completely knock and tell them to get off your bloody grass!! angry

CuppaZa Fri 15-May-20 18:31:10

Maybe phrase it better

WobblingMyWigglyBits Fri 15-May-20 18:32:09

Go and ask them to move it
It's over your drive and on your grass !

ChandlerIsTheBestFriend Fri 15-May-20 18:33:59

I’d go and ask them to move it. They can’t seriously think it’s ok to park on someone’s grass! Bad enough they’re over your drive.

dworky Fri 15-May-20 18:47:44

Inform them you charge by the minute.

TwoZeroTwoZero Fri 15-May-20 18:57:40

I'd just go and knock on their door, ask if it's their car and tell them to move it. I used to live next door to a woman with a home tattoo parlour (all legal and above board) and her clients often blocked my drive. One even parked actually on my drive. I always knocked and told them to move, whether they were mid-tattoo or not.

Mummyoflittledragon Fri 15-May-20 19:07:11


I had this in the past from neighbours a few doors down and put up with it. Then decided it was once too many, presumed the many cars were for another party from the same people and put a note on the car asking them not to park on my grass. It was a funeral cortège from the house next door. 😬

Bubblewings Fri 15-May-20 19:14:00

People always park over my dropped kerb even when there is plenty of room further up angry

MuthaClucker Fri 15-May-20 19:16:37

I'd knock.
Parking slightly over a driveway is one thing, but ON someone's grass is just fucking rude. It's like shitting on someone's doorstep!

crazycatgal Fri 15-May-20 19:21:23

I'd knock and tell them. Is it obvious that it's your garden and not just a grass verge?

LakieLady Fri 15-May-20 19:26:30

Get the mower out, then you'll have a good reason to ask the CF to move.

islandislandisland Fri 15-May-20 19:45:30

I would knock and tell them you need to go out in your car and how they have parked has made it awkward to get off your drive way which it looks like it has. Then drive around for 5 mins and return. Every time my neighbours visitors did that I would pop up and say this and they did gradually stop bothering and just park in one of the many actual spaces on the road as it gets inconvenient for them having to move every time..

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