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My neighbours park like cunts

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Albertschair · 23/07/2017 20:54

I live on a corner plot of a close. Every house has a garage. And driveway with parking for 2 cars (except 1 house -number 4 which only has parking for 1 car). Each house is a 2.5 bedroom (2 proper rooms one box room) house. Ie should be starter homes or for downsizing but families have grown up here.

The pavement is a dropped curb all the way round (shaded in grey). The green bits are people's lawns/flower beds.

House 1 used to fit 3 cars on the drive when it was a retired couple with adults at home. With very careful parking.

I have a shared drive. Shared with two retired and widowed women and the adult son of house 4. And at times his girlfriend. I manage to fit 2 cars on my own personal drive (not shared bit) by very carefully driving on so my car touches the house. I have to reverse on so there is space to get in/out of my car without walking on to house 4's flower bed. Which would be a shitty thing to do.

I have new neighbours at 1 and 6.

Number 6 hasn't moved in yet. There is space on the drive for 2 cars comfortably. And grass in front they could get another on if they so chose. They do not choose to park like that. Number 1 and 4 park in the turning circle. Number 6 parks over the dropped curb. And today parked off their drive. Over the pavement and poking out a good couple of feet into the road. I know they are doing up their house so have more people round. But ffs.

I have already asked them (politely) not to park over the dropped curb. But today really took the piss. I could just about get onto my drive by driving up to house 1 and curving round forward. There was no way to turn around so I could reverse on as I usually do. And yes this meant I stood on number 4's flower bed. And if they had stayed like that would have meant I had to reverse off my drive tomorrow morning and then reverse off the close onto the main road because none of them had left enough space for even a 500 point turn.

The bastards.

Fortunately they left. So I've turned my car round.

But I'm dreading them moving in properly.

I have (hopefully) attached pictures. Of how they should park (in my opinion) and how they do. Sadly my scale is a little off. But the rectangles are cars.

I'm house 5 (yellow)

My neighbours park like cunts
My neighbours park like cunts
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missiondecision · 23/07/2017 20:57

I like your diagram.


Albertschair · 23/07/2017 20:59

Thank you. The scale is off and that bothers me!

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pynk · 23/07/2017 21:02

YANBU but I would wait before getting too irate. If they are still moving in then I'd give them a break and see how it goes. Fingers crossed it will just be a short term problem.

If they continue to do it then hopefully they will get a parking ticket

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ For the diagram. It helped explain a complicated lay out 👍🏻😁


emilybrontescorset · 23/07/2017 21:03

I always consider parking before buying a house. Completely unhelpful but I would never consider buying a house with shared access, never ever.


Albertschair · 23/07/2017 21:06

The shared drive is not the problem. My problem is the person I don't share a drive with, but share a road!

I need to live in the middle of no where. But can't afford it. So am stuck living on a street with selfish idiots

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Looneytune253 · 23/07/2017 21:07

Wow best diagram on mn EVER!!


Lilmisskittykat · 23/07/2017 21:07

I think your diagram is awesome..

Just wondering though.. there are three cars (two red and one blue) that would still need to park somewhere if not on dropped curb and turning circle.

I hope it all settles for you, sometimes moving in at first prompt lots of help and visitors


DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen · 23/07/2017 21:09

LOL @ the diagramGrin


missiondecision · 23/07/2017 21:09

Let them move in first.
If the problem persists then maybe have a word block them in a few times please update.


emilybrontescorset · 23/07/2017 21:10

Also drives like the one number 1 has are generally only used by 1 car, most people are too lazy to keep shuffling their vehicles around.

As an aside I hate to see cars littered all over. I visited a friend who has bought a new build in a massive expensive housing estate. The entire estate was just covered in cars and even though the properties had garages and small drives, the street was jam packed with vehicles. I think the general lack of storage in these houses, plus small garages with drives in front of the garage so that you have to move the first car to get the second one out, make it harder.
Sorry that's not helpful op.


Albertschair · 23/07/2017 21:12

The blue could fit on blue's drive (in fact does. If others have already parked in the turning circle).

Yes red cars don't fit on the street.

Because I like my neighbours in number 4. I would magnaminously allow them to park in the turning circle. As as long as no bugger parks over the dropped curb anywhere, we don't actually need the turning circle to turn around. We can turn around using the dropped curbs to give space for a 3 point turn.

But really they should park in their garage. Or the village car park an entire 70 ish yards away.

It is the dropped curb and random middle of the road parking that's the main problem.

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Albertschair · 23/07/2017 21:16

Emily I think you are right. People are too lazy to shuffle cars. I know I am. That's why I bought a drive with space for both to drive straight out.

Number 1 isn't too lazy though..... as he will jump into the 'space' in the turning circle as soon as it becomes available.

He also has massive front lawn that he could turn into drive should he so wish. I know it isn't pretty, but would annoy me far less!

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Albertschair · 23/07/2017 21:19

They've been "moving in" since April. I know it is building work. But building work every evening and weekend. Drilling until 10pm that sort of thing. Partially obstructing my drive when I come home from work at 9 pm after a 13-14 hour day.

Basically really making themselves popular.

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Albertschair · 23/07/2017 21:22

Number 1 tried for a few weeks to claim the turning circle (which has space for 2 cars in it) by first objecting to anyone parking there (number 4 has for 30 years.) saying it was a turning circle (it is but.....) and then he parked in the middle of it. And went away in his other car for a week.

Absolute nob.

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ADishBestEatenCold · 23/07/2017 21:39

It looks as if it would all be a lot easier (and tidier) if you all paved over those (pointless looking) wee patches of grass.


Bizzysocks · 23/07/2017 21:42

House 6 parking over the dropped curb doesn't look like it effects anyone, so I'm not sure why you have already asked them not too.

The car blocking the pavement and part of the road shouldn't have but it was a one off.

So I think you are overreacting.


Albertschair · 23/07/2017 21:48

2,3,4 &5 have flower beds/shrubberies rather than pointless grass (4 dug up her grass 3 summers ago, mine has shrunk year on year for the 5 years I've been here)

But yes. Those whose drives are insufficient for their needs (1 and 6) could easily spare some grass space for a drive extension. Indeed number 2 did just that when they moved in 2 years ago, then turned the rest of their grass into a bee friendly flower bed.

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Albertschair · 23/07/2017 21:52

Bizzy if they park over the dropped curb I can't get the angle I need to park on my drive easily. Whilst it is technically possible I have to do a 20 point turn rather than a 3 point.

But I accept that is a limitation of my bad scale on the drawing.

I asked them not to as they were parking across the front of their drive blocking mine. Not just overhanging their own by a few inches.

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Madwoman5 · 23/07/2017 22:37

No dropped curbs should be blocked. Why don't those with more cars than spaces, remove their grass and gravel over so everyone gets off the road.

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