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neighbours offended that I suggested hiring a skip

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marrqkashg · 04/07/2015 08:33

My neighbours front garden is an eye saw, they habe a old kitchen unit next to the bin, an overgrown bush messy, grass that's barely cut twice a week. Some weeds poping up through the concrete.

I've joked many times about it but it really does bring the street down. Other day I suggested hiring a skip, since then they've ignored me. They are just being precious right?

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notquiteruralbliss · 04/07/2015 10:47

Gosh, we have an old bathroom suite, various bits of wood and a couple of dead cars in our front garden. And we live in a detached house in a nice village. Our neighbours haven't complained. Largely because it is fuck all to do with them.

MrsDeVere · 04/07/2015 10:55

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KERALA1 · 04/07/2015 11:04

I don't think you need to want to live in an ultra conservative "ticky tacky suburb" to not like living next to a depressing eyesore. I am far from Hycinth Bouquet and obviously up to a point don't care what my neighbours do nothing to do with me but daily confronting rubbish is not great for anyone. Theres a balance which most people IRL can appreciate. Its hard to get across online though!

MrsDeVere · 04/07/2015 11:06

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PuppyMonkey · 04/07/2015 11:09

Eye saw Grin

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ilovesooty · 04/07/2015 11:19

Oh for goodness sake...

PuppyMonkey · 04/07/2015 11:22

I'm sorry, it just made me titter. I like it tbh, wasn't criticising honest.Wink

silveroldie2 · 04/07/2015 11:28

Do you own the house in which your NDNs live? Do you pay their rent or mortgage? If as I suspect the answer is no, butt out and get on with your own life. I do not understand this obsession with other people's lives. How does any of this in any way impact on you? It doesn't so mind your own business.

firesidechat · 04/07/2015 11:35

grass that's barely cut twice a week

Only got as far as this to know that you're having us on op.

ilovesooty · 04/07/2015 11:44

Oh no Puppy, not you.

BabyFeets · 04/07/2015 11:48

The council will take all that for around £20.
Sometimes when you apply in a joky manner people won't think you are giving hints so just say it to them.
We had an old man who used to live next door, had a terrible overgrown garden but we cleared it out for him, sadly he passed shortly after.

PuppyMonkey · 04/07/2015 11:52

I've let myself down, sooty, I'm ashamed. Grin

ilovesooty · 04/07/2015 11:56
ThatBloodyWoman · 04/07/2015 11:57

Stop being a busybody op and mind yer own.

Pipbin · 04/07/2015 12:03

One of the good things about having council tenants as neighbours is the every so often the council remind you that you need to keep your front garden tidy as part of your tenancy.

Raveismyera · 04/07/2015 12:04

I've just paid £270 for my skip Confused

OP I can't quite believe you called the power company to report an overgrown bush. That's incredibly busybody, plus electricity doesn't quite work like that

IUseAnyName · 04/07/2015 12:07

The kitchen would be annoying, but the rest wouldnt be an issue for me.

Notgrumpyjustquiet · 04/07/2015 12:19

Are you for real?

You'd seriously go round and ask ALL the other neighbours to chip in for a skip to take one kitchen unit away..? That probably wouldn't make them feel completely ganged up on, would it, love? Christ, I'm glad you don't live anywhere near me because I would have been far ruder to you than they were about it.

Pipbin · 04/07/2015 12:25

Do you have any stuff of your own that needs to go in a skip? Could you hire one for yourself then offer to put the offending kitchen unit in it?

FujimotosElixir · 04/07/2015 12:28

who cuts grass twice a week?

LuisSuarezTeeth · 04/07/2015 12:32

Hire a skip and fill it with your judgy pants Grin

WhatALoadOfOldBollocks · 04/07/2015 13:57

The OP has already said the "twice a week" was a typo and was supposed to say "twice a YEAR"! Hmm

Marr, are your neighbours struggling to cope? Maybe they have difficulty cutting the grass which is why it's done so rarely. A few weeds, an overgrown bush and one kitchen unit (how long has it been there?) wouldn't bother me too much. Is there a back story to this?

SocksRock · 04/07/2015 14:01

A skip on a drive may well only cost £85. If it goes on the road, you need a license from the council which is £100+ on top of the skip hire.

£220 inc VAT for a road skip is the norm round here, about £90 for a driveway one.

GGabcd · 04/07/2015 14:09

FFS I personally don't give a fuck about my front garden and only keep it up as its part of our tenancy agreement.

Not everyone gives a toss.

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