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How to Tackle the Youths Gathering Outside your House

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 14 Oct 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
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Some teenage gangs will often congregate on parks and street corners for want of having no better place to hang out. Quite often, this will be perfectly innocent and there will be nothing sinister about it. However, it can create a problem if they are constantly congregating outside of your own house, with issues such as noise and litter just two of the less serious problems this can cause.

Don’t Overreact

The chances are that any gangs of teenagers who happen to be congregating outside your house will not be there for long. Therefore, in the vast majority of cases, you should simply ignore their behaviour as it’s likely that they will move on before too long. However, if you’re starting to find that this occurs regularly, there are a few things you can do.

Speak to Them Directly

In deciding to speak to the teenagers directly, it’s important to assess the situation first of all. If, for example, they have been drinking alcohol, the situation might get out of hand. There have been so many cases where adults have been attacked when confronting youths, so if you’re unsure of your own safety, Call The Police.

If the teenagers are just outside your house but not threatening anybody’s safety or damaging property, the best thing would be to call your local police force and ask them to send out an officer out to investigate. In most cases, a stern word from a police officer will see them move on, but the police also have the power to issue a dispersal order and to take other action if necessary.

If you do decide to go out to talk to them, avoid any confrontation, keep a safe distance and ensure you can get back into your house quickly if need be. It’s often very much a judgement call but if you’re polite and simply ask them to move on because you can’t get to sleep or your baby’s crying, for example, they’ll usually comply with your wishes. You should go back inside and call the police at the first sign of any hostility or abuse. Don't make the mistake of 'rising to the bait' or being drawn into an argument which could escalate the problem.

Sitting on Walls or Fences

If teenage gangs are congregating by sitting on your wall or fence, they are trespassing and there are laws against this. Equally, there are Anti-Social Laws relating to noise, litter and damage to property, so the police have a duty to investigate these matters if you are concerned.

Community Initiatives

For many kids, the problems caused by congregating outside of people’s homes is because there is nowhere else to go – at least in their eyes. If these kinds of problems are occurring in your neighbourhood, it can be a good idea to get together with other residents and with local community groups and community police officers to see if there is anything that can be introduced that might help to alleviate the problem.

Many teenage kids feel marginalised within their local community. By getting involved in community initiatives which demonstrate that you care about teenagers’ opinions, you may learn a lot. Maybe you can help to set up some kind of youth group in your area? It often helps if you speak with the heads of local secondary schools who may also be able to shed some light on the causes of the problems. This might also enable you to jointly come up with some kind of initiative whereby the youths will have a safe place to go to socialise and to engage in some types of sporting or leisure activities.

If residents collectively give up a little of their own free time to address the concerns of the youths in conjunction with local community groups, this can often have the effect of helping teenagers to find a suitable place to meet up and to participate in stimulating activities, which will help them feel a part of their own community and Make The Neighbourhood A Nicer Place To Live.

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4 houses were bought by a private landlord and an organisation in line with NHS house young people with mental health issues.One of the houses is made into flats and homes people with more independent living.This has been fine for years but suddenly some new residents have moved in.They have had a very bad effect on the other residents.Now they congregate in the front gardens and run backward and forwards between the properties shouting, standing on the walls.It feels very intimidating.There are staff there but they don't sort it out.Should we have to put up with this?Who will listen?
dibs - 14-Oct-17 @ 9:56 PM
It's a long story & I will try & cut it short. A abusive problem neighbour has finally been evicted from the property next door to me. The problem is every night her children come back to the property with their mates staring through my kitchen window. Chucking things & congregating around the side entrence and back yard. I have told the landlord but it still happening every night. The police send a car to patrol but always about 3 hours after incident. I am so fed up of this family. Is there anything else I can do?
Concerned resident - 11-Oct-17 @ 12:51 AM
Anthony21 - Your Question:
Youths stole our bench from our communal garden to take around to the other side of the building (there are 2 small rows of villas each house 8 studios however many are vacant so theres only a handful of tenants) these youths use the bench to sit on to take drugs and deal drugs and make noise till all hours and litter the place. The side they sit on is hidden behind loads of foliage and plants so neighbour said we should cut down the foliage so they the youths can be seen from the street. He put off cutting down the foliage so I spent the while evening doing it myself. After I cut down a lot of it I said to neigbour lets move the bench into the locked shed, (he is a huge very strong guy )if theres no bench they cant sit there! My neighbour keeps putting off moving the bench now too? I can't understand it as it would take between the pair of us a matter of seconds? Why complaing about the issue when he wants the bench moved yet won't do anything or even phone anyone from the council or coos anonymously?Its like I am the only one who ever ends up doing stuff to try to help. I phoned mobile patrol who just laughed and hang up the phone, they do not give a damn. The Council are aware buy won't do anything. My disabled old neighbour is scared of them as they intimidate him when he used to sit outside in his part of the garden. The youths also dump mopeds in the garden. He won't call police or anyone either. I tried to ring 101 number the other day for over an hour and still could not get through and tried ringing camden safer neighbourhood police, the phone rings then cuts off! At a loss what to do as its weekend and bank holiday tomorrow and then half term so the youths will be there every day! Im not strong enough to move bench alone and the guy who wants it moved is really the only tenant who can help (other tenant is dusbked and the other lady is in get 90s.

Our Response:
Maybe the other person is frightened to be seen moving the bench back. If you don't feel as though you're getting any help from local police or from your landlord/management company, try contacting your local councillor or MP, they usually know who to contact and how to get things done. Citizens' Advice also often has contact numbers for local authority figures who can help.
ProblemNeighbours - 30-May-17 @ 2:02 PM
youths stole our bench from our communal garden to take around to the other side of the building (there are 2 small rows of villas each house 8 studios however many are vacant so theres only a handful of tenants) these youths use the bench to sit on to take drugs and deal drugs and make noise till all hours and litter the place. The side they sit on is hidden behind loads of foliage and plants so neighbour said we should cut down the foliage so they the youths can be seen from the street. He put off cutting down the foliage so i spent the while evening doing it myself. After i cut down a lot of it i said to neigbour lets move the bench into the locked shed, (he is a huge very strong guy )if theres no bench they cant sit there! My neighbour keeps putting off moving the bench now too?I can't understand it as it would take between the pair of us a matter of seconds? Why complaing about the issue when he wants the bench moved yet won't do anything or even phone anyone from the council or coos anonymously?Its like i am the only one who ever ends up doing stuff to try to help. I phoned mobile patrol who just laughed and hang up the phone, they do not give a damn. The Council are aware buy won't do anything. My disabled old neighbour is scared of them as they intimidate him when he used to sit outside in his part of the garden. The youths also dump mopeds in the garden. He won't call police or anyone either. I tried to ring 101 number the other day for over an hour and still could not get through and tried ringing camden safer neighbourhood police, the phone rings then cuts off! At a loss what to do as its weekend and bank holiday tomorrow and then half term so the youths will be there every day! Im not strong enough to move bench alone and the guy who wants it moved is really the only tenant who can help (other tenant is dusbked and the other lady is in get 90s.
Anthony21 - 28-May-17 @ 6:13 AM
Hi, I am renting a property and have been for almost a year and every day we have ever issues with lads smoking weed, littering making a racket fighting with Base ball bat's outside my front door they also lean on my window and door. We have asked them to move politely a number of time this hasn't worked, we have set up cctv with a significant sign and they know it is their. Our front door leads straight on to the road however they are now stopping my partner from entering the front door as they just stand leaning against it and will not move. The police are aware but have done nothing, we are going out of our mind with what we can do we have looked into anti vandal paint for the window ledge but there are kids that play outside
Chazabella - 24-May-17 @ 9:27 PM
Thanks I asked northumberland council twice for a fence and they said no, I can get one but what was the point of asking?? It looks as if Hawthorne is the only way to solve it as it can grow high and if it is planted right might work just have to wait until we get some. I am house sitting at the moment where there are more traffic than kids which is better for me think I would love to move my bungalow elsewhere! Funny how whenever you ask for help from your local housing authority all you get is 'no' so long as they get the rent money. Yet again, roll on September as we have the two week easter break coming up soon, unless it rains every day so will the kids be out and terroising the area.
fedup - 1-Apr-17 @ 10:18 PM
fedup - Your Question:
Hi in view to your reply, I have roses and other plants on the garden but there is no soil for the area where the kids sit on my wall. I asked twice to Northumberland council to put up a simple fence but the answer is always a flat no. They said I am able to put one up myself but I wouldn't have asked them to do it as I am out of work and cannot afford to do so.Today for example, the first nice day and a few kids girls from ages 4 upwards like to lean on the wall and fill small boxes with my tree bark and god knows what else from the garden. I am easily agitated but its a waste of time telling them to go away as they come back. I am looking into anti vandal pain (black paint that never dries) and with signs up this might work so long as I don't get blamed for the kids who fail to notice the big yellow signs if they get their clothes dirty. All I can do is monitor them and take photos (which I don't like to do). I am right in all our council want from you is the rent money they're very picky at offering to help with anything else! All I can also say is roll on September as after the clocks change tonight I hate the lighter nights as by not able to get a job I notice things more like the kids being out longer and I am no able to move as that isn't cheap. Somethings in life aren't fair anymore.

Our Response:
We hope that you manage to get something sorted out and that you find someone who can support you in persuading the youths to move someone else. Do try and speak to a local councillor or your PCSO for some support.
ProblemNeighbours - 27-Mar-17 @ 12:47 PM
Hi in view to your reply, I have roses and other plants on the garden but there is no soil for the area where the kids sit on my wall. I asked twice to Northumberland council to put up a simple fence but the answer is always a flat no. They said I am able to put one up myself but I wouldn't have asked them to do it as I am out of work and cannot afford to do so. Today for example, the first nice day and a few kids girls from ages 4 upwards like to lean on the wall and fill small boxes with my tree bark and god knows what else from the garden. I am easily agitated but its a waste of time telling them to go away as they come back. I am looking into anti vandal pain (black paint that never dries) and with signs up this might work so long as I don't get blamed for the kids who fail to notice the big yellow signs if they get their clothes dirty. All I can do is monitor them and take photos (which I don't like to do). I am right in all our council want from you is the rent money they're very picky at offering to help with anything else! All I can also say is roll on September as after the clocks change tonight I hate the lighter nights as by not able to get a job I notice things more like the kids being out longer and I am no able to move as that isn't cheap. Somethings in life aren't fair anymore.
fedup - 25-Mar-17 @ 10:35 PM
Fedup - Your Question:
Hi I live in a bungalow on the end and from Nov its been lovely as during the winter kids are hardly out I loathe Sumner nights, unfortunately I just went to close my living room blinds and as usual a girl was hitting the plastic PVC below window with a stick then ran off with mate (about 6yrs) I get kids leaning on my wall picking at MY plants and using the wall to play on I live in a reasonably good area but the bungalows have council houses around with families who have a lot of kids. I am looking for work and I house sit at my dads so I try not to be in but my anxiety goes right up when kids start messing about. I call the police after a while but I really don't like this time of the year! Can it be winter again so the kids stay in?!!

Our Response:
Do you have space outside under your window where you could grow some "prickly" shrubs like pyracantha etc? This would prevent the children from getting too close and also from kicking their ball against your wall. Speak with your local council (if they have an amenities or youth development officer try them) and also your local police community support officer if you have one.
ProblemNeighbours - 13-Mar-17 @ 2:16 PM
Hi I live in a bungalow on the end and from Nov its been lovely as during the winter kids are hardly out I loathe Sumner nights, unfortunately I just went to close my living room blinds and as usual a girl was hitting the plastic PVC below window with a stick then ran off with mate (about 6yrs) I get kids leaning on my wall picking at MY plants and using the wall to play on I live in a reasonably good area but the bungalows have council houses around with families who have a lot of kids. I am looking for work and I house sit at my dads so I try not to be in but my anxiety goes right up when kids start messing about. I call the police after a while but I really don't like this time of the year! Can it be winter again so the kids stay in?!!
Fedup - 10-Mar-17 @ 6:22 PM
We recently moved into a property, only to find that we have no end of chavs turning up outside of our property smoking weed, littering, causing disterbance (throwing stones etc) they also come up onto our roof terrace and climb over the roofs of theshops (we live in a flat on top of a shop), the police do absolutley nothing and have been called many times, most of which they dont even bother turning up.
James - 27-Feb-17 @ 7:20 PM
Patienceofasaint - Your Question:
I live on an estate and helped to start the youth club 16 years ago. I try to be friendly to young people who hang out near my house. Recently a serious drug problem has developed with Class A drug dealing and gang activity. We took secret photos and kept a log. We sent info to the police and the gangs unit. 13 drug dealers have now been banned from the estate and we now have CCTV BUT the chair of the tenants association is not happy. She says there is no proof and is trying to get the CCTV removed. She has made official complaints about the CCTV and has now invited the drug dealers to resident association meetings and said she will help them to get a grant to work with young people ! She won't believe they are drug dealers. I had to work secretly behind the scenes to get this stopped because anything I told her she told the drug dealers. We feel she is putting our (the other people on the residents association) lives at risk. We want to kick her out at the next AGM but she won't call a meeting. She keeps copying the gang members into emails (they are not on the committee) We have asked her not to but she continues. Is there anything we can do to stop her inviting gang members to meetings ??

Our Response:
Can you adapt the terms/conditions of the youth club committee so that others cannot be copied on matters concerning internal affairs?
ProblemNeighbours - 21-Nov-16 @ 10:27 AM
I forgot to add that the police agree with us and recognised many big time drug dealers in the photos. These guys do not even live on the estate, some do not even live in London they are just using our homes as a place to deal drugs. I wondered if a legal letter could stop the chair of the resident's association from including them in email discussions, inviting them to meetings. In case you are interested- she is against CCTV because she is an old hippie. She says someday the fascists will take over the government and they will use the CCTV to round up people. Taking photos is really effective but you must not letthe drug dealers know that you are doing it. We got a secret camera and we were really careful.
Patienceofasaint - 18-Nov-16 @ 3:29 AM
I live on an estate and helped to start the youth club 16 years ago. I try to be friendly to young people who hang out near my house. Recently a serious drug problem has developed with Class A drug dealing and gang activity. We took secret photos and kept a log. We sent info to the police and the gangs unit. 13 drug dealers have now been banned from the estate and we now have CCTV BUT the chair of the tenants association is not happy. She says there is no proof and is trying to get the CCTV removed. She has made official complaintsabout the CCTV and has now invited the drug dealers to resident association meetings and said she will help them to get a grant to work with young people ! She won't believe they are drug dealers. I had to work secretly behind the scenes to get this stopped because anything I told her she told the drug dealers. We feel she is putting our (the other people on the residents association) lives at risk. We want to kick her out at the next AGM but she won't call a meeting. She keeps copying the gang members into emails (they are not on the committee) We have asked her not to but she continues. Is there anything we can do to stop her inviting gang members to meetings ??
Patienceofasaint - 18-Nov-16 @ 3:16 AM
I'm struggling to cope with some teenagers who are constantly shouting and swearing outside my home at all hours. I've tried to reason with them on a number of occasions in a civil and reasonable manner, but it appears to have only made matters worse. For example, today I was resting at home and heard a male teenager shouting at his girlfriend who was swearing back at him. I went outside and asked them to please not shout and swear as it was anti-social behaviour. They said they could do and say whatever they liked (it's a free country) and told me to where to go. I was upset by this and called the police who were completely not interested in checking this situation out. They did not even come out to my home to check if I was ok or whether the situation had been resolved. I would not mind if the teenagers did this in their own homes, but it's always appears to be around my home (???). As for the police, I wish I could deduct some council tax from their budgets everytime they ignore my requests for help.
James Gaskell - 10-Nov-16 @ 8:35 PM
Hello....I am terribly confused how to tacklethis matter,it's become more than a headache and because of this issue is can't even focus on my studies,and group of people about 6 or 8 members everytime sit in front of my home,and whistle,play song in there mobiles as if that was there like bedroom, they all are of different ages some are married and having kids,and also youths as well,please advise me...thank you
Azam - 10-Nov-16 @ 5:37 PM
My house backs onto a large public park. Later in the evening and sometimes throughout the day kids will loiter under the tree's directly behind my fence. The trees and branches form a very cool and natural tree alcove. The problem is that I have a low cattle fence and as they sit 3-4 feet from my backyard fence it's very intrusive. Particularly because they can see in my home and I have a 3 and 5yr old who like to play but become uncomfortable. These "Kids" are generally old enough to know better (teenagers). should I just call th cops over and over until they get the hint? We've spoken to them directly but they don't seem to care.
housepark - 10-Sep-16 @ 7:38 PM
Exhausted - Your Question:
I have a similar problem to Sparkels, with kids aged between 9 and 14 causing a massive nuisance with yelling, and screaming, constant footballs that damage cars and plants and the noise when the metal play equipment is used as a target is horrendous.my steel front door has a dent in it from when they were throwing golf balls.Railings are deliberately broken, trees deliberately damaged. I am trying to sell my house and buyers have been put off by the behaviour. It is literally making me ill. The Council does nothing. Good advice going to the Community Police, but this then has to be declared if I do find a buyer so I am at my wits' end. Any advice?

Our Response:
Unfortunately unless you can resolve this yourself, you will have to use the polcie of the council so there's no easy way toprevent this being recorded.
ProblemNeighbours - 23-Aug-16 @ 2:38 PM
I have a similar problem to Sparkels, with kids aged between 9 and 14 causing a massive nuisance with yelling, and screaming, constant footballs that damage cars and plants and the noise when the metal play equipment is used as a target is horrendous.my steel front door has a dent in it from when they were throwing golf balls. Railings are deliberately broken, trees deliberately damaged. I am trying to sell my house and buyers have been put off by the behaviour. It is literally making me ill. The Council does nothing. Good advice going to the Community Police, but this then has to be declared if I do find a buyer so I am at my wits' end. Any advice?
Exhausted - 20-Aug-16 @ 8:23 PM
Just moved into a new apartment in the suburbs and discovered that there is a group of kids which hangs around the entrance to our building most evenings. We have very obvious CCTV and 'trespassers will be prosecuted' signs on the door and notices inside the building instructing tenants to report each and every time we see them there to the police. They spit on the stairway (on what is an otherwise pristine stone building), throw litter (an environmental crime) and intimidate tenants (an anti-social crime) when entering or leaving the building. Sorry to offend those with teenage kids but firstly they are entirely your responsibility, and secondly - whether they have nowhere else to go or not - trespass is civil crime that should be punished. The law doesn't care whether there is nowhere else to go - again like it or not, it is also your responsibility to provide them opportunities for past times and hobbies, so that they aren't breaking the law and pissing off other citizens in their summer holidays. Tenants do not pay good money to have their properties invaded by chavs. Fortunately, I only have a 6 month contract and go somewhere more elite. Very disappointing.
PrivateProperty - 17-Aug-16 @ 9:19 PM
Well, it would seem that gangs of teenagers run riot. Their intent is to intimidate the locals. The police do nothing. What do you suggest now?
Anne - 3-Aug-16 @ 12:38 AM
We live in a cul-de-sac and a car park for residents with green area, over the last 6 weeks we have had a gang of youths/ ages ranging from 17-20's White and black and it is known by all residents that they are using drugs with cars coming up to them and obviously are dealing the drugs to them, they stand around until early hours of the morning talking loudly and obviously taking drugs and smoking dope, we have contacted Hillingdon council who more or less said it isn't there problem we have to ring the police, which a neighbour did on two separate occasions when they arrive the youths run away .., guilty as hell why would they run away if not? The litter they leave in the car park and on the road is horrendous plastic bottles, cans of drink, empty canisters- from inhaling, balloons, junk food wrappers and small plastic bags, we have had someone come round last week to clear up, this was the first time for months, we rang the police last night not 999 but did they come out NO they didn't.
Evie - 30-Jul-16 @ 7:11 PM
Where I live there is a road in front of my house where kids around the age of 10 like to play and sit on the road, they will lay in the middle of the road and cause cars too slow up for them. Thankfully they don't do anything to hurt anyone they are just irritating and annoying.
JohnLucas - 15-Jul-16 @ 6:52 PM
philly fedup mom - Your Question:
I live in a 5 bedroom house which takes over the entire corner. Children play basketball right in front of my house and other people and myself parks there. The problem is when they throw the ball it hit and broke my basement window twice, they hit my car and someone else car and broke there window and then run and leave the scene. I tried to speak to them but the things that come out of there mouth is ridicoulous, then I spoke to the mom, whose mouth and attitude is worst then the kids. They leave trash on the sidewalk, I had to ask the maint. guy to put a lock on the outside outlet because people were plugging in there phones without permission. How do you expect the kids to respect you if the parents don't. They have three parks sorrounding us to go play basketball, football, etc. and I said this to them constantly. I am not poor and I am not rich, but it seem to me that people in a neighborhood of less than a handfull of people that work, always will have that type of attitude. If you are poor and think that you can't get any where, then you will stay that way, if you know you can do better, then you will, but don't bring people down because they got there and you didn't.

Our Response:
You sound as though you're from the USA and we can only advise on UK matters as our laws differ slightly to yours. Good luck in sorting this outl
ProblemNeighbours - 29-Jun-16 @ 11:25 AM
I live in a 5 bedroom house which takes over the entire corner.Children play basketball right in front of my house and other people and myself parks there.The problem is when they throw the ball it hit and broke my basement window twice, they hit my car and someone else car and broke there window and then run and leave the scene.I tried to speak to them but the things that come out of there mouth is ridicoulous, then I spoke to the mom, whose mouth and attitude is worst then the kids.They leave trash on the sidewalk, I had to ask the maint. guy to put a lock on the outside outlet because people were plugging in there phones without permission.How do you expect the kids to respect you if the parents don't.They have three parks sorrounding us to go play basketball, football, etc. and I said this to them constantly.I am not poor and I am not rich, but it seem to me that people in a neighborhood of less than a handfull of people that work, always will have that type of attitude.If you are poor and think that you can't get any where, then you will stay that way, if you know you can do better, then you will, but don't bring people down because they got there and you didn't.
philly fedup mom - 28-Jun-16 @ 1:23 AM
me again. its nearly 9pm and little kids are using end of my wall to sit on and pick plants out of the garden to throw at each other. I generally close my blinds but look through the keyhole on front door to see if anything is happening. I wear wireless headphones so thankfully get by. I hate having to have kids sit on my wall. This lot are quite young aged 4 upwards and in my eyes, should be at home this time of the night even if it is a summer evening. I used to be in by 9pm as school hasn't closed yet so they should be indoors by 9pm or am I being too old fashioned? I wish I worked night shift so I wouldn't have this issue and really wish I could move but cannot afford too being on benefits. I try to keep myself busy but every now and then when I see kids messing about my front garden it does p*** me off as why cant they go and play in their own garden??? Anyone else get this during the summer night? Roll on September as I find it gets too hot for me anyway by 11am.
hatesummernights - 23-Jun-16 @ 9:07 PM
Well, ours is a rural one .... the house below our dirt track (which we own) is owned by an elderly woman and her daughter. Years ago my partner was friendly with them but when my partners wife broke her back helping with their horse in an accident we backed off.Since then these people spread rumour and gossip over 10 years. My partner had about a year out of the house and they cut all our willow trees without consent so they could see who was coming over our field to the top. The elderly woman now reports what little she sees. Sound petty?afraid it isn't.We placed a sign on our gate because of walkers, please shut the gate, this was ripped off.Recently we segregated a couple of lambs from their mothers for medical reasons - a note when on our door and it was reported.We have rare-breed tamworth pigs and this was reported.Each time the inspector coming has approved how we keep our animals. If we cut a tree (not listed) its reported.If we have a white bonfire its reported.So far we havn't involved solicitors nor the police... we have kept correspondence stating that we are being harrassed and our private life interfered with. We have not retaliated other than to claim further harrassment.This is just a hint of whats happened and are at our wits end...please don't say mediation - these two are way beyond that.
Distraught - 19-May-16 @ 9:42 AM
Hello, and I thought I had it bad. I live in a bungalow yes, for a 34 year old I actually got one offered but after moving in I realised nobody wanted it probably because of the horrible kids/teenagers. I live on a row of 3, mine being on the end next to a small car park, and there are council houses around. It isn't as bad as it was but lately there are kids/teenagers (they generally mix together) who have used my front garden to use to play water pistol fights and sit on my wall close to the living room window which I HATE. I have given up asking them to move as they seem to do what they like, kicking a football against mine and my neighbours front wall which adds to the noise. I hate the spring and summer days as they generally do what they like and wish I had looked into the area more before moving. Nothing wrong with the bungalow itself but it is a target for unruly kids. I am unemployed so when my dad and stepmum stay at their caravan I jump at the chance to house sit as by not working means I am in a lot. My anxiety is the main issue too but I am trying not to let these snotty kids bother me as I can always move if necessary but that comes with a cost...I am sympathetic for those who have far worse than me but it seems like a horrible place I live when the shouting and screaming starts and no parent or adult seems to tell them off either. BAN THE FOOTBALL AND WHY CANT OUR COUNCIL PUT UP A ELECTRIFIED FENCE AROUND??? Wishful thinking. Sigh.
KATIEJ - 26-Apr-16 @ 9:12 PM
my neighbor passed a letter from door stating its from admin and mentioned that they heard heated arguments and in the envelop had condom packet, we never fight , now how can i give them a reply back. there are 3 neighbors near my unit, and i dont knw who did this.
K - 17-Jan-16 @ 6:06 AM
SPARKELS - Your Question:
I need help/advice. My street is literally been terrorised by a group of 10 year olds, now this may sound redo lupus but they're causing serious issues. People are actually moving because of them and no matter how many times you ask or call the police they refuse to move. Here damaging property, littering, constant foul language, shouting screaming you name it they're doing it. They're kicking the football at 7 o'clock in the morning until 10 o'clock at night and this doesn't even stop when they're at school they still play until 10 because they can. I'm afraid as they are so young what will happen as they get older this has been happening since they were 6/7 and it's just getting worse and worse. They're parents don't care as they claim to try to stop them but they climb out of the windows. And whilst it sounds stupid because they're so young its causing myself health issues and I'm constantly having to fork out for damages because they won't and yet nobody will do anything. Please give me some advice because it's in desperate need and I'm seriously at the end of my tether. I'm not old before that becomes a thing I'm 20 and I've just had enough of trying to get through the working day feeling completely exhausted. Please help me

Our Response:
Your local police community support officer might be able to assist. They have powers to act under the AntiSocial Behaviour Act
ProblemNeighbours - 23-Sep-15 @ 10:43 AM
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