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Neighbours walking on our drive and lawn
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Lochnessgiraffe · 28/03/2022 13:08

Our neighbours keep walking over our lawn and drive. Our neighbours to the left have stopped doing this once we spoke to them but currently our neighbours to the right keep doing this. We've been having problems with them as they are having building work done and have had to stop their builders parking on our drive.
We don't have a car so they've previously asked to park on our drive but we've said no. They are now constantly walking over our lawn. Our living room over looks the lawn so we see it constantly it's driving us nuts.
We've asked them to stop. What can we do about this? We're actually trying to move due to the neighbours.

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Am I being unreasonable?

AIBU

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PuzzledObserver · 15/04/2022 21:21

@Galvantula ha! No. It was publicity for a concert my choir was putting on for the Ukraine appeal. We raised over £900 and we were dead chuffed.

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AlbertaAnnie · 15/04/2022 17:54

indeed, and if they done work you can always use them to stake them in the heart!

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DoorWasAJar · 15/04/2022 14:45

@Aprilx There are special cat deterrent sprinklers!

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Galvantula · 15/04/2022 14:37

@PuzzledObserver

I live on a new build estate and quite a few of the houses are like this, in many cases just a narrow strip of chipping between the drives. I’ve just leafleted the entire estate.

My rule of thumb is that on the houses where the only thing you pass is the garage and front door (that I want to put a leaflet through), I’ll cut across. If there’s a window, I’ll go back to the footpath/road.

I was thinking you had leafleted them all about open plan garden crossing etiquette 🤣🤣
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WalkWithDignityAndPride · 15/04/2022 13:04

@spacehardware

I cannot believe 7% of respondents think it is unreasonable to object to people strolling across your lawn

I can. There was a poll in 2016 where 52% of the public effectively admitted to being arseholes. 7% is insignificant.
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Femalewoman · 04/04/2022 22:45

@Fraaahnces

Didn’t realise I had attached a video… You need Clint Eastwood!!!

Grin
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RedScarfJamjar · 31/03/2022 18:42

So my suggestion of a chalk outline of a body and lots of Police tape is too late?

Dammit. I'd been working on that all day.

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Lochnessgiraffe · 31/03/2022 13:45

Thanks for all the suggestions. I think we're going to go with "reseeding" the lawn. They've taken to glaring at us as they walk past

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beautifullymad · 31/03/2022 13:29

I'd get 3 foot bamboo canes. You'll need a lot. And green garden netting.

Then without actually seeding you can say you are seeding the lawn and don't want cats or birds on it.

Put the canes around the edge and in a line form the middle and stretch the green net over at about 2 foot in height. The bamboo will support it and keep it tight if you put the top of the sticks through the holes in the net.

Then your neighbour will come across a sea of green net suspended at 2 feet high. He's not going to want to walk on that.

If it fails, raise the height.

I'd put some compact discs around too to deter the birds Wink

You can explain to prospective viewers that you are making sure the lawn is healthy.

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HotSauceCommittee · 31/03/2022 10:42

@h1nch

Bamboo sticks round the edges of the lawn with warning tape strung around it - high enough for them not to be able to get over or under easily. Cheap, makeshift but sends the message!

But sharpen the ends of the sticks and dip them in shit.
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NippyWoowoo · 31/03/2022 10:16

@Lochnessgiraffe

We're in the middle with an x. Grass is green and drive is stripy.

Is there not pavement? Is it just a road for people to walk on?
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Frannibananni · 31/03/2022 10:10

Topdress the lawn with a stinky poo fertiliser.

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RedScarfJamjar · 31/03/2022 09:58

Indeed. I'm thinking inflatable Olaf for the odd shift.

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MRex · 31/03/2022 06:50

@RedScarfJamjar

I feel the lollipop attendant gives the entire situation more gravitas and tone than a simple light. I shall think on and offer solutions for when OP isn't present/in full garb.

Well quite. We're trying to come up with practical solutions and OP probably has stuff to do on occasion.
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PearlyShamps · 30/03/2022 23:42

They probably have the hump that you didn't allow them to park on your empty drive while the works are going on. If they're parking on your neighbours' drive and have to get from their car to their house, they're going to do it via your lawn as a two- fingers-up to you.
The fact that you've asked them not to do it, and they continue to do it, shows that a simple "deterrent" won't work. You need a fance :0(

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Seema1234 · 30/03/2022 23:06

If you're moving anyway why bother about it?

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Fraaahnces · 30/03/2022 23:03

Didn’t realise I had attached a video… You need Clint Eastwood!!!

Neighbours walking on our drive and lawn
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h1nch · 30/03/2022 22:55

Bamboo sticks round the edges of the lawn with warning tape strung around it - high enough for them not to be able to get over or under easily. Cheap, makeshift but sends the message!

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h1nch · 30/03/2022 22:53

Solicitors letter telling them to cease and desist trespassing on your property or you will take civil action law suit out against them

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h1nch · 30/03/2022 22:51

Open the window and shout “get off my lawn - you are trespassing”

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thegcatsmother · 30/03/2022 19:32

Caltrops

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RedScarfJamjar · 30/03/2022 18:52

I feel the lollipop attendant gives the entire situation more gravitas and tone than a simple light. I shall think on and offer solutions for when OP isn't present/in full garb.

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MRex · 30/03/2022 18:35

@RedScarfJamjar

I know! Install a Zebra crossing. Get the full works, lollipop, high vis 3/4 length coat and smart hat. Escort them over the garden each and every time (after halting them to check for imaginary traffic, naturally).

Just the red traffic light?
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RedScarfJamjar · 30/03/2022 17:36

I know! Install a Zebra crossing. Get the full works, lollipop, high vis 3/4 length coat and smart hat. Escort them over the garden each and every time (after halting them to check for imaginary traffic, naturally).

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Murdoch1949 · 30/03/2022 17:08

This is very rude, but some entitled neighbours are! If there’s a contract stipulation about no fences or hedging then you have to abide by it. Only answer is the motion activated sprinkler, which I would not hesitate to install, removing it at night as they sound like the sort who would steal/break it. Whenever I move I ensure that I do not share a drive or have any likely neighbour encroachment like you’ve got. No matter how you get reassurance about the lovely neighbours, they could move and a Channel 5 Neighbour from Hell could move in. I verge on antisocial with neighbours, they’re not friends, just people who’ve bought a similar house. I will take in parcels, but I refuse to allow my parcels to be delivered to neighbours, I don’t want to be beholden to them. I am polite, but not friendly, too often it can go wrong. I’m in a detached house with own drive, granddaughter stepped out of car onto neighbour’s lawn - my fault, I’d parked too near - they knocked on the window and admonished her. Not taken a parcel in for them since!

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