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Thoughts on neighbours being aggressive

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fitzy73 · 16/07/2017 20:07

Just wanted some advice and feedback.

We have a football mad six year old boy, who regularly plays football out in our garden. He is not allowed to hit the ball deliberately off the fence on either side, but of course it happens from time to time.

Our neighbours on the right have started to get really shirty about this in the last few weeks. First it was comments over the wall, and then I got a knock on the door from the bloke asking me to stop DS hitting "his" fence. I politely told him that he doesn't do it deliberately, and if he caused any damages I would pay for it. He was rude and aggressive, but I have manners and was firm but basically told him to wind his neck in.

I was out this evening, and my son had a friend over, and while playing football they two were repeatedly shouted at. At that stage my wife asked next door what the problem was, and my wife plus next door had a massive barmy at the front of the house.

During this, the bloke threatened to "kick the sh*t" out my son if he kicked the ball against his fence again. They also accused us of being stuck up snobs with a spoilt child blah blah blah.

I suppose it's lucky I was out, as god only knows what I would have done. I'm not a violent person, but I'm not going to back down if someone threatens my son. He is only six and is playing football in his back garden - I can't see what is wrong with that! In the average half an hour he is out there the ball might hit off their fence two or three times.

They are horrible, horrible people who no one locally talks to (sods law we are beside them) but I loathe to move because I like where I live and all our other neighbors are lovely.

I'm considering reporting him to the police, but that may exaperate the situation. However, if he says something in front of me I will probably lose my temper ....

Any advice?

OP posts:
Rhubarbtart9 · 17/07/2017 20:15

Choose not to loose your temper and instead report him to the police if he threatens

ConstanceCraving · 17/07/2017 20:16


happymumof4crazykids · 17/07/2017 20:51

Absolutely not ok for neighbour to threaten your child. It is also not acceptable for you to allow your child to kick the ball against the fence.
Regardless of what work he is doing or the fact that his kids play instruments, the noise of a ball against the fence is more than just annoying. Especially if said ball is going over into their garden at times. Either teach your son not to kick the ball against the fence, take him and his ball to the park and provide different activities for the garden. I hear trampolines make a wonderful noise when the springs creak ;)

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