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how do i get one of these signs?????????????

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BubblesDeVere Thu 31-Mar-05 17:19:20

Hi all,

I would really like your help for this one.

I live in a small culdesac, its really nice and the neighbours know each other without being in each others pocket and knowing everyones business etc. But, we do have a BIG problem.

Kids with rugby balls and footballs, they are forever bouncing off our windows, ruining plants etc, they have now started trying to kick the rugby ball high enough to knock the telephone wires down. There are quite a few of us now who are completely fed up of this, the children come into our gardens, standing on our plants and are quite abusive, the thing that makes it so annoying is that some of the lads don't live on the culdesac, but the one who does and is the main ring leader, gets away with murder, his parents are well aware of what is going on, they must be, considering how many people have gone and had a word with them.

What i would like to know is how do we go about getting a *'NO BALL GAMES ALLOWED'* sign put on the telegraph poles. There are quite a few residents who would be happy to have this enforced.

Twiglett Thu 31-Mar-05 17:20:45

Contact your council or the phone company and let them know .. their responsibility really

or just get one made (try the people who do registration for cars?) and nail it up

SoupDragon Thu 31-Mar-05 17:21:06

Contact the council?

I can see your point of view but I do feel sad when I see the "no ball games" signs.

Twiglett Thu 31-Mar-05 17:23:03

You wouldn't if they were playing it outside YOUR house SOupy





<ring> can we get our ball out of your garden please?






Gwenick Thu 31-Mar-05 17:23:43

depends on whether your children may want to play out there in the future............

sunnyskies Thu 31-Mar-05 17:27:03

Not trying to hijack your thread but I want one that says "Go smoke your dope on your own stairs/in front of your parents house"

SoupDragon Thu 31-Mar-05 17:31:06

You'll note that I said "I can see your point of view" Twiglett.

Twiglett Thu 31-Mar-05 17:42:52

I shall note that Soupy I shall

I was just grinding the proverbial axe TBH

<wags marmitey tail endearingly?>

SoupDragon Thu 31-Mar-05 18:14:27

<<smacks tail repeatedly on Twiglett's door in a thump thump sort of way and then legs it>>

JoolsToo Thu 31-Mar-05 18:16:33

is Twigs a 'NIMBY'?

Twiglett Thu 31-Mar-05 18:22:36

<twiglett opens door, spies retreating dragon's fat arse and flakes marmite crumbs folornly>

(I am now wondering how a twiglett would open a door , I am assuming I have arms and legs like a pepperami here)

BTW you're darn right Jools NIMBY and proud of it .. but only when it comes to kids, happy for anyone at all to move in (no matter what creed, colour or immigration status), just no children please

Twiglett Thu 31-Mar-05 18:23:06

<<tail envy>>

hunkermunker Thu 31-Mar-05 18:41:34

<<marmite envy>>

psyche...hate the stuff No offence, Twigs. Thump thump.

Twiglett Thu 31-Mar-05 18:45:46

What exactly IS a HunkerMunker though sneaky?

Whizzz Thu 31-Mar-05 18:56:19

You can buy the signs from companies like these

But I would go via your council or have you a neighbourhood watch scheme. If they are causing actual damage - you could contact the police but you may not want to go that far!

hunkermunker Thu 31-Mar-05 19:11:55

A hunkermunker is a gorgeous little boy who's currently being bathed by his daddy And it's also what a couple of other MNetters have called their babies as a term of endearment quite without meaning to in the past few months I'm sneaky like that!

BubblesDeVere Thu 31-Mar-05 19:28:38

I am not the only resident on the street to have double glazing cracked by them, the children in question are about 12 and ALL play rugby and football for various teams. We don't mind toddlers and youngsters who can't kick the ball very hard playing but when they are getting to this age and damage is being done we are not amused.

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