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Parking!

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percheron67 · 09/10/2018 18:35

I would like mumsnetter's advice please. I have good neighbours either side. At the rear of my house I have parking for three cars. NDN the same. They have two cars and now the elder child has bought a v big four wheel drive. I know none of them are small but this is a top of the range biggie.

The problem is that there is quite a narrow drive leading to the parking and we need a good angle to exit/enter. I have never found it to be a problem and I come in, face to go back out and park. Since the biggie arrived one or other of the neighbours frequently pops around to see if I will park differently so that the large vehicle can be accommodated. At no time am I on their land and have a margin to spare. Am I being unreasonable at becoming resentful at often having to go back out and move my car a few feet to allow the other driver to park without much going to and fro? If people have very large vehicles ought they not to think about if they have room to park them? Maybe I am just being crabby.

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fairypuff · 09/10/2018 18:38

It's your land, park where you like. But, for good neighbourly relations, if it isn't any hassle to park slightly further over I would just park there all the time, saving the hassle of the neighbours asking me to move all the time.
Oh, and where is the mandatory diagram OP?!

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Sparklesocks · 09/10/2018 18:38

YANBU - your neighbor is really foolish to not consider if their drive is big enough before buying a huge car (which lets be real, you only need if you do a lot of off-roading- excessive for suburban or city life!). Iā€™d be annoyed too!

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JuneWhitfieldsHandbag · 09/10/2018 18:39

Wot no diagram Wink?

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happydaysrhere · 09/10/2018 18:41

It irritates me when people buy these ridiculously big cars and nowhere to park and also struggle to park .

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nocoolnamesleft · 09/10/2018 18:45

1)Diagram
2)YANBU
3)Penguin bollards

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ApolloandDaphne · 09/10/2018 18:47

They need to be able to park it without inconveniencing you.

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crispysausagerolls · 09/10/2018 18:55

People should consider their parking situation before buying cars. The same goes for buying additional cars they have no space for and then expecting others to make allowances for them.

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Heratnumber7 · 09/10/2018 19:11

Could you just have mislaid your car keys next time they ask, or leave the car and be "out"?

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MyBrexitUnicornDied · 09/10/2018 19:13

Our good friend alcohol can solve this problem.

Just make sure you answer the door with a glass of wine in your hand. You would love to help but you are over the limit Grin

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WeaselsRising · 09/10/2018 19:33

This really bugs me. When we changed our cars we bought 2 small ones because in the last few years the parking on our road has got really difficult. We can park them both bumper to bumper in front of our house.

The people over the road have a drive. They already had one of those enormous BMW X5s, then last year went out a bought a really big (long) merc as well. There isn't room for both on their drive and they really don't like blocking each-other in. Came home the other night to find the BMW in front of our house taking up all the space, with their drive completely empty. Don't quite know where they thought we were going to park 2 cars. Not one space in the whole road.

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percheron67 · 09/10/2018 20:17

fairypuff. Point taken. Thank you. No diagram as i feel it would be too outing.

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percheron67 · 09/10/2018 20:19

Sparklesocks. Agree. The person who drives said vehicle works about one and half miles away in town and rarely drives except for work. (Work not in the middle of Dartmoor!).

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percheron67 · 09/10/2018 20:21

Mybrexit. What a good idea! Excuse to open the wine at 6.30! Thankyou.

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TyrionsNextWife · 09/10/2018 20:26

How is a diagram anymore outing then the fairly detailed description of the parking, the car and the requests to move that you've already given? šŸ˜‚

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HomeMadeMadness · 09/10/2018 20:47

YANBU bloody hate those ridiculously large cars (unless you're actually a farmer!) .

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percheron67 · 10/10/2018 16:05

Tyrion.. I can see what you mean. The second reason i have not posted a diagram, however, is that i am not sure how to do it!! Am having "how to" lessons on several things next week. It is about time.

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