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Should I report now?(16 Posts)
My neighbours are really taking the preverbal in regards to the lockdown. I’m a key worker (care home) and my 2yo DD has been staying with DH at my parents since just before the lockdown when schools closed. I decided this was best to keep DD safe and healthy so I can remain working in a highly risky environment.
My neighbours have always been the type to do whatever they want, as well as letting their children do what they want and be disrespectful to others. Don’t want to make thread too long but it’s just general trespass, my property and car being repeatedly damage due to carelessness, horrendous noise levels etc. Since the lockdown started they have been slowly flouting it more and more. Keep in mind this is only what I see in the short time I am at home.
It started with getting numerous visitors daily that would remain outside but really non essential visits - nothing being dropped off etc. I can see/hear this as we’re terraced with open plan driveways and our front doors are within cm’s of each other. They’ve slowly been getting worse and more than likely testing the waters with neighbours. Yesterday it was visitors with children playing with the neighbours children on my driveways, no distancing going on at all. All adults just congregating on our shared doorstep less than 2 metres away from my open windows. Today it’s my one day off and so far 3 different cars have turned up and visitors have gone inside for over an hour at a time. There are currently visitors there now and I can hear them laughing and joking in the back garden with a BBQ on the go.
It really irritates me that I put my life on the line and my DD has to go to bed every night not understanding why her mother isn’t there to kiss her goodnight. She has been distraught and I can’t even FaceTime because it just makes her more upset. When should I report my neighbours? I’ve been quite patient with it but it’s getting harder to just grit my teeth. Would the police be interested and would they send someone round straight away whilst there are visitors in the property? To ‘catch them in the act’ as it were
If they are on your personal driveway then open the window and tell them to "get orf my land".
The police wouldn't be interested unless the matter escalates after you tell them to "get orf my land".
So multiple households can mix? I thought you had to remain separate
The police aren't interested in things like this as there is not enough police.
The advice is to talk to them yourself.
The police are interested and ask you to report via non urgent line 101
Can you have people from outside the household round for BBQs/social gatherings? I’m a bit confused now
No you can not.
My neighbours had a BBQ at the weekend and had friends and family over. I did not report them as I just wouldn’t do that but someone else on the street did and yes the police did come round and they did stop the BBQ and then continue to drive around our estate making sure no one else was breaking the rules.
The police certainly ARE interested in things like this at the moment.
If it keeps happening then I’ll use the online form to report. I dread to think how much they are actually ‘breaking the rules’ as I work 12 hour shifts with one day off a week so don’t see a lot. It’s exposed them as really awful and selfish people as they know my job and will have noticed DH and DD haven’t been home in over a month yet flout the lockdown right in front of my eyes shamelessly.
For now, I’m sure the heightened risk they’ve put themselves and their children at will be punishment enough. Statistically with the amount of different visitors they have they are bound to catch it with is very idiotic of them and an unnecessary strain on the NHS
It isn't just them they're putting at risk though is it? They're bringing people to their house and onto your driveway. These visitors will touch things, perhaps your car, your door, they may sneeze or cough cm's from your window. If they can't follow these very basic instructions, will they self isolate if they actually catch the virus? That's the problem. If they catch it and keep having people over, it will just spread then you've got infected people coughing and sneezing in the garden getting droplets everywhere then you get it. My neighbours are also doing this but because they live across the street, they aren't posing a risk to me so I've done nothing about it. However if I shared a driveway and was in such close proximity to it, I would
The police are interested. Report them every single time and get car registrations and photos if you can.
They’re now on their 5th different set of visitors of the day just after the BBQ visitors have driven off. A couple that came this morning have just turned up again and they’re stood about on the driveways with the kids having a natter. No distancing at all. Twice in one day is really not essential. What’s wrong with phone calls/video chats? If I can go without seeing my own child for over a month then surely they can cope without being around their friends. They’re so ignorant
I really hate being ‘one of those people’ but when I see residents die from the virus knowing I will contract it too it’s hard to ignore behaviour like this. I know the impact all too well
Call 101 report them. They are taking the piss and putting us all at risk.
It’s like putting 2 fingers up at you and every hospital / front line worker and everyone who has died. Why are their needs greater than anyone else’s ? It would break my heart knowing I couldn’t see my child and then see and hear all that.
Ahhh that explains it then. Just been to take some rubbish out and there are birthday banners and balloons on their door. Seems like it’s one of their children’s birthday and they’re having an all day party with people dropping in with presents. Brilliant!
FFS what is wrong with some people?
OP, please report them. It's because lots of us are all too British and don't want to dob people in that some people think they can get away with it.
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