To expect my neighbours to stop flicking their lit fags and food over into my garden???
Hilllary · 17/04/2007 23:00
I live in a terraced house, my neighbours keep flicking their lit ciggarettes into my garden when they have finished with them, have also found a few on my rabbits hay, which anyone would know is really dangerous in this weather.
They also keep throwing food into my garden, scotch eggs, My dd is anaphylactic to egg, its really getting up my nose, they keep denitying it but it can be anyone else.
What can I do?
Am I being unreasonable?
LilRedWG · 18/04/2007 08:56
Our neighbour's daughter used to have parties when her mum wasn't there and we used to get the fag ends I saw one come flying over one night and opened the patio door and said, very politely, "Excuse me, would you mind not throwing your cigarette stubs into my garden" to a very embarassed lad (at least he had the grace to look embarassed). That was the last party before they moved and the only time I saw it being done. The first couple of times I grumbled and cleared it up, but from then on I used to collect them all and chuck them back over the fence where her Mum'd find them!
fryalot · 18/04/2007 09:00
Have you explained to them that your daughter is highly allergic and she must NOT be allowed to come into contact with stuff that they are chucking over?
They may deny it still, but it might stop if they knew how bloody dangerous their actions are.
It's one thing to be a bit careless with the odd fag end, but if they are aware that they are putting your child's life at risk, it may spur them to be a bit more careful.
Could it be people walking past in the street, btw.... is it a front garden or a back garden?
Hilllary · 18/04/2007 09:01
Hi LilRed, they know she does it, she is totally out of control, I think I will flick them all back, feel a bit bad throwing stuff over the fence but at the end of the day its theirs originally,
I'm worried that a lit fag end will find its way to my dd playing or end up in my dd's pram when she's in the garden. Also If my dd comes into contact with an egg she will go into anaphylactic shock within minutes, I'm scared to let her out.
Hilllary · 18/04/2007 09:07
Yes we all own our own houses, they are not a nice family, they were out in the garden with their little ones (about 4 kids under teh age of 6) cousins and sisters etc. The father was calling them "fekkin Ugly selfish Btchs" "stupid whores" etc, they were singing nursery rhymes and he said if you dont shut your bleep bleep mouthes you'll be f'ing sorry" then he put them in a corner of the garden and sprayed them with a power hose
Washersaurus · 18/04/2007 11:57
No helpful advice, just wanted to voice my sympathy for you with your nasty neighbours - it is terrible how much of a negative effect a family like that can have on your life. I agree with the others who recommended contacting the council or police - even if they can't help you directly they may be able to give you some useful advice.
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