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To not want to smell weed in my garden

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Wineiscooling Mon 25-May-20 19:09:44

Ok, I'm not completely unreasonable and I'm guessing I can smell it more because my neighbours are furloughed so have more time on their hands and I'm in the garden more too but from my morning coffee onwards there is a smell of weed floating over from next door one side and next door but 2 the other. My children recognise the smell now and go indoors. I wouldn't mind occasional but it's all the time, in fact the other night we slept with our window open for the first time in ages and at 7am could smell it.
We're about to spend a small fortune on our house extending and getting the dream open plan interior. It would cost us a lot more to move but I'm getting resentful of the constant smell when I'm in my garden. On the plus side, neighbours aren't noisy. Probably too stoned but don't hear a peep past 9pm.

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emz771 Mon 25-May-20 19:10:30

No you aren’t being - your children are being exposed to drugs. Call the police.

Thecruxxofitis Mon 25-May-20 19:11:06

Yanbu it smells absolutely vile

Workhelpplease20 Mon 25-May-20 19:11:34

No, I hate it too. I put a note through and it stopped, go for a walk while you smoke but not around other people's gardens.

heartsonacake Mon 25-May-20 19:11:37

YANBU. Let the police know.

They’re doing illegal drugs and exposing you and your children to it. That is extremely selfish and I would not stand for it.

CeibaTree Mon 25-May-20 19:12:12

I'm not against people smoking weed in their own homes, but when it's impacting others (especially children), it's time to call the police.

EmeraldShamrock Mon 25-May-20 19:14:05

The police won't do anything. If they're otherwise good neighbour's I'd have a word even stick a note in the door. They're probably oblivious to the smell travelling, they might invest in a small greenhouse to smoke in.

Mrsjayy Mon 25-May-20 19:15:24

It really stinks doesn't it my neighbour is partial to a late night smoke it wafts up the gardens and in through closed windows it is horrible!

Wineiscooling Mon 25-May-20 19:18:25

I have thought of just asking them to go else where to do it, I just feel a bit awkward about it. Our next door neighbours are generally good, no issues, children the same age as mine so can't understand them exposing their children to it. I don't want to get in to wars about it and I'm thinking maybe they don't realise. My 12 year old has taken to shouting loudly that it stinks so I was hoping that might do it!

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Destroyedpeople Mon 25-May-20 19:20:54

You don't need to contact the police just write pretty much what you wrote here and stick it thro their door. Or if possible have a word. All day and starting that early is not really ok.

NailsNeedDoing Mon 25-May-20 19:22:06

I just see it as one of many things that neighbours can do that can bother other people, no worse than having an extension or doing anything that can be heard or smelt. I’m one of the few people that can’t stand barbecue smells, but I wouldn’t expect neighbours to change themselves for me. They’ll likely be back to work soon enough and it won’t be a problem anymore.

x2boys Mon 25-May-20 19:24:44

What do peop!e think the police will do ?whilst it's not pleasant half my estate smoke weed and the police are regularly here and do nothing .

Destroyedpeople Mon 25-May-20 19:28:14

Everyone in my block smokes weed and the other flats too probably. Be a waste of police time tbh.

CatBatCat Mon 25-May-20 19:28:48

If its all day long it'll be a grow.

Somanysocks Mon 25-May-20 19:29:15

I think they don't realise how it travels and lingers. I actually got so annoyed one day that I shouted over the fence to my neighbour asking could he smoke it elsewhere, he actually apologised and it hasn't been so bad since.

My local police advised me to report him if it was affecting me as it is illegal, I haven't though as I don't want to fall out with them.

Somanysocks Mon 25-May-20 19:31:01

Oh and obviously yanbu.

PleasePassTheCoffeeThanks Mon 25-May-20 19:39:43

You can’t prevent people from doing things in their garden even if it is annoying: bbqs, cigarette smokers, weed smokers, screaming children, shouting adults, music, balls hitting fences... I imagine we are all annoying someone at some point 🤷🏼‍♀️

PleasePassTheCoffeeThanks Mon 25-May-20 19:40:02

Oh I forgot the shitting cats

kanikke Mon 25-May-20 21:09:43

Personally I'd let it go, if they're otherwise good neighbours I wouldn't want to cause tentions when the problem will hopefully improved when they go back to work.

I used to smoke weed, but when I quit drugs I increased the amount of regular cigarettes I smoked by a lot. Even if they stopped smoking weed there's nothing to stop the smell of regular smoke continuing.

Even as an ex smoker I can understand how horrible the smell of smoke is btw, I had to bite my tongue when we had builders smoking in our garden, nasty.

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