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Letter Template: Neighbour's Children & Ball Games

By: Abigail Taylor - Updated: 31 Aug 2021 | comments*Discuss
 
Ball Games Neighbour Property Damage

If a neighbour's children regularly play ball games next to your windows, conservatory or greenhouse, you may have concerns that windows may be accidentally smashed or perhaps the constant noise is starting to drive you mad!

If balls regularly come into your garden, you are obliged to give the ball back (either throw it back over or keep it safe to give to the owner when you next see them). If a child simply climbs into the garden to get it themselves however, it can cause further damage and is also trespass.

What can you do if you experience these problems?

We would always recommend initially just speaking to your neighbour about any problems; it may be that they are unaware of where their children are playing or the problems caused by it. If you can't do this, try sending an informal note. If this doesn't resolve the problem, then a more formal letter may be required.

To assist, a template informal note and more formal letter are below:

Informal Note About Children's Ball Games

Dear [name]

Just a quick note regarding your children's ball games.

[CHOOSE APPROPRIATE SECTION]

[I am concerned that they play ball games right next to my windows / greenhouse / conservatory and so are likely to accidentally hit and smash the glass. Please could you ask them to play a little further away so that we don't have any accidents?]

[The ball regularly comes over into my garden and then the children come into the garden to retrieve the ball. Please could you ask them to try to avoid throwing the ball into my garden? If it does accidentally come over, I would prefer for them to come and knock on the door and I will happily return the ball, rather than them just jumping into the garden.]

Thanks for your help.

Best wishes,
[Name]
[Your house number]

Formal Letter to Neighbours About Ball Games

[Your Address]

[Neighbour's name]
[Address / 'Delivered by hand']

[Date]

Dear [Neighbour's name/If unknown, just address as 'Dear Neighbour'],

Re: Problems caused by ball games

I live at [address], next door. I am writing in relation to ball games played by your children in [description of area, e.g. the grass verge area in front of my property].

The problem(s) caused by the children's ball games is/are: [select appropriate]

  • The ball hits my property and has/could cause damage
  • The ball regularly ends up in my garden
  • Damage is being caused to my property by the children entering my garden to retrieve the ball
  • My private property is being trespassed onto by the children entering my garden to retrieve the ball.

You may have previously been unaware of this problem. I am keen to resolve this issue amicably; we are after all neighbours! I would therefore be grateful if you could [ensure that your children don't play ball games in this area / ask your children to knock on the door to get their ball back rather than just enter my garden.]

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Kind regards,

[Your signature]
[Your name]

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I am 74 and my wife is 72.I have Parkinson’s and now classed as disabled.We live in a bungalow next to another senior citizen.We have lived here since 2001 and it is a cul-de-sac.We recently had to have words with other parents who live in another cul de sac .Now we have other children from different areas playing football in our cul de sac.I am now having anxiety problems worrying about the ball hitting my car or windows .Does anyone know how I stand if they come back and begin playing football,
Rayvon - 16-Aug-21 @ 8:26 PM
My wife and I have lived in our house near the end of a cul-de-sac for nearly twenty years. The small estate consists of mostly detached/linked detached privately owned houses. It is fair to say that we are the oldest inhabitants in the road but the parents and children from nearby houses have no regard to our quality of life. Every day after school we dread hearing the sound of a football being kicked outside our house because we know we are going to endure yet another few hours of our car being hit, windows and front door being knocked, flowers in the front garden being damaged and children running down the side of our house to retrieve a ball. When you confront them they look at you as though to say what are we doing wrong! Its particularly annoying because less than three minutes walk away is a great play park with loads of play equipment and plenty of grassed areas to kick a ball as hard as they like. I don't want to sound like an old dinosaur but I think my wife and I deserve to enjoy our retirement without the constant worry of what is being hit next. In all the time we have lived at this address I have never once seen any of the parents playing with their children - they just seem to disappear into their homes after work and the children are left to their own devices. The children are now in the ten to thirteen year oldgroup so when the ball is kicked its with some force so before long we fear some real damage will occur to a windscreen or window. We have approached the local councillor who didn't want to help and when we approached the local planning authority about the possibility of erecting a low front garden fence we were told that we would have to apply for full planning permission because as its deemed to be a high density estate an Article Four direction applies and no development is allowed without full consent despite nearby houses being built to a similar density and all have front fencing. Can anyone offer any suggestions as to how this problem can be resolved as clearly the parents are not interested in our well being.
Deltic - 21-Jul-21 @ 1:34 PM
Moved into this house 3 years 4 months ago. We moved here hoping to have a peaceful life, looking forward with anticipation and excitement, to our new life near the NW of UK coast. Before purchasing we did all the necessary steps of due diligence, making sure this was the right area for us,we even asked neighbours about any problems with neighbourhood, aggression, crime, drugs, vandalism etcetera, the answer to all of these enquirieswas "no problems, it's a quiet area. We never, in a million years, thought the nightmare we're now living, due to an absolutely vitriolic neighbour "who incidentally", thinks she can control everyone's life because she's got no life herself". I was once employed with Psychologists as well as Psychiatrists and this woman is an 'Atypicatypical Socio Psychopath Cluster B' individual. This is a person who has the ability to convince anyone who questions her that she is the one being victimised and who is also volatile and extremely dangerous. This is my next door neighbour, everyone's worst nightmare and the person who has and continues to, ruin my life. Neighbours have dealt with her for about 20 years but do nothing about her. The police, housing association, council, including environmental health do absolutely nothing, even though they are well aware of her ongoing reign of hateful, daily tyrannical behaviour. The housing association representative has voiced that she has been an ongoing problem for years; this statement was made during a meeting we had with him. Apparently she was moved out of another estate because of the self same behaviour. Why can't someone in authority deal with this issue of ASB and help the victims. I have recently undergone major bowel cancel surgery, during which I got an infection and double pneumonia. I am currently on chemotherapy. I also have an aortic aneurysm, as well as several other major ongoing health issues. This neighbour has seen district nurses, who came daily to check and dress my wound, so knows I'm ill, she has showed no empathy at all. I mention these factors as this woman has preyed on the vulnerable tenants who lived in this house, prior to our purchasing it. I called the real estate agent who sold us this place and asked why I'd never been advised that there was an issue with ASB. She told me she had never been told about a problem, and, it wasn'ther problem and it was up to our escrow officer to let us know?????? How can she let us know unless it's on the paperwork received by our own agent. I think either she or the previous owner have not been forthcoming with this information or have knowingly lied about it. I thought that this problem had to be filled out and disclosed to prospective buyers so that they were forewarned. I'llbe quite honest have actually wished my illnesses would end my life and put an end to this living nightmare. I'm actually afraid to go outside as I get ongoing, hateful, vitriolic abuse . If I go into my garden to tidy up or
MAB - 29-Jun-21 @ 12:56 PM
We have lived in our house since 1996, it was a very quiet close till this horrible family moved in to the close the kids keep kicking the football at next doors fence with makes very loud bangs not good when you just finished work and want to relax the ball hits the carsin the close nock over the wife plantsand they trespass on our property to retrieve ball we are thinking of selling up and moving because nothings getting done . Good people have moved out because of this scum that the housing association have moved in we are both stressed throughthis , some of the post I've read on her I know what your going through , I've had heart attack 2 years ago and won't be long before I have another .
Jacko - 27-Jun-21 @ 7:33 PM
Well I live in abungalow with communal lawns at the back there are another 2 bungalows involved as well.The fence on my right hand side is connected to the house next door a shared fence. Now footballs and Tennis balls keep coming over the fence and damagingplantsat first I threw them back but it is getting ridiculous now and it happens every year when the sun and weather is good. So what are our rights do I complain to our housing association .Or just get rid of the balls the neighbours haven’t asked for them back.
Bushy1M - 27-Jun-21 @ 3:07 PM
We have neighbours who live behind our house and their boys play football badly on the road, they usually kick it against our back garden fence repeatedly which makes a loud noise despite having two large goal nets permanently left outside (conveniently away from their gardens). The balls regularly get kicked into our back garden, once I had to take out 3 footballs from there and push them out of my garden. Their mother knows what they get up to and even got into her car once to drive round to the front of our house to ask for the ball back, it shows how lazy she is if she needs a car for such a short distance and cannot occupy her kids some other way just to gove us a break. We have told the kids repeatedly to not kick the balls into the garden,but it keeps happening, one of the boys even admitted to climbing into our garden to retrieve a ball, so trespassed. Once a man was with them playing football and when the ball ended up in our garden, he encouraged them to go in our garden to fetch it. My 2 children are older but if they were young, how would these neighbours have liked it if they disturbed them almost daily? Not that my children would never behave in that way, some people should not have kids if they cannot look after them properly. They've been out there until dark, then in their house past midnight shouting loudly from their bedroom window so other neighbours can hear and that's on a school night, I don't see any actual parenting happening. They could go to the local park to play which has large goslposts but then the parents would have to watch them so too much like hard work. I'm dreading the summer holidays as they'll be out there all the time unless it rains. I think people should be held responsible for their kids' behaviour, it's unfair on decent people to put up with it.
Sali - 24-Jun-21 @ 9:55 PM
We have neighbours who live behind our house and their boys play football badly on the road, they usually kick it against our back garden fence repeatedly which makes a loud noise despite having two large goal nets permanently left outside (conveniently away from their gardens). The balls regularly get kicked into our back garden, once I had to take out 3 footballs from there and push them out of my garden. Their mother knows what they get up to and even got into her car once to drive round to the front of our house to ask for the ball back, it shows how lazy she is if she needs a car for such a short distance and cannot occupy her kids some other way just to gove us a break. We have told the kids repeatedly to not kick the balls into the garden,but it keeps happening, one of the boys even admitted to climbing into our garden to retrieve a ball, so trespassed. Once a man was with them playing football and when the ball ended up in our garden, he encouraged them to go in our garden to fetch it. My 2 children are older but if they were young, how would these neighbours have liked it if they disturbed them almost daily? Not that my children would never behave in that way, some people should not have kids if they cannot look after them properly. They've been out there until dark, then in their house past midnight shouting loudly from their bedroom window so other neighbours can hear and that's on a school night, I don't see any actual parenting happening. They could go to the local park to play which has large goslposts but then the parents would have to watch them so too much like hard work. I'm dreading the summer holidays as they'll be out there all the time unless it rains. I think people should be held responsible for their kids' behaviour, it's unfair on decent people to put up with it.
Sali - 24-Jun-21 @ 12:20 PM
My youngest son was passionate about football as a young child.He had a lazy eye and issues with his vision but could spin a ball on his finger while doing other things, really showed signs of promise.Then our next door neighbour took his ball off him one day because it went over the garden fence ONCE.Then, every time he had a new ball (only about 3 times because he stopped asking for them after the first incident, he became anxious because of the way it was handled by the neighbour) he would play with it for a week with perfect aim and then... Well we all know kids aren't perfect at aiming.So, he stopped wanting to play outside and this triggered anxiety at the age of about 8. He tried again once, about 2 years later, to have one game with his brand new Fifa football he had saved up for and within 5 minutes that ball was gone too... To my expense... Around an hour later he was playing out in the front garden with other kids from the street and one of them, the grandson of the next door neighbour, came out bouncing his ball and announcing he had a new ball.My son got very upset and then spent 4 years inside not doing a thing and not very passionate about football, the one thing he loved more than anything until this family decided to use his own property to bully him and make him even more self conscious about his vision. Well, I didn't know that keeping his property was actually a crime, so my son went through all of it for nothing.On the weekend(he's 15 now) he had a friend over and they had a ten minute kick about in the garden.Now ten minutes after 4-5 years is hardly regular..So I allowed them to have fun and guess what.... They lost control of the ball and it went over the fence.Days on we haven't seen the ball, however we have heard the next door neighbours out there screaming all day so we know they've seen it.This time I know the law is on my side though and will be using it to help my son, there's no excuse to bully a child.This same family parks in my space, climbs on the fence so I have no privacy and can work on cars for days on end into the late night if it suits them but my son can't work on his self esteem.Annoyed is an understatement.
Mich - 3-Jun-21 @ 6:44 AM
We have a shared drive,the neighbours visitors regularly park on the drive,then I have to knock on their door to let me go out in my car.Every school holiday,the ladies partner has his teenage sons up.I know kids are kids,but they have no respect.Their foot ball is always coming over the fence,it's hit the window a few times.Then when they get bored they start kicking the ball on the drive,sometimes their Dad joins them.Then there is the constant riding up and down the drive on their bikes.If you ask them politely they take any notice.I live on my own,I am in my seventies and they know there is no one to back me up.It is really getting me down.Last month they started doing their back garden,they had one of those miniature diggers and a dumper truck.They never asked permission,and I don't know the law.But on my deeds,it says not to block the driveway,not to build upon.I have told them this ,but as usual they take no notice.Who do I go to for advice before I start paying money out.( don't really want to start paying) Why should I have to spend my life savings on them ?
Jan - 2-Jun-21 @ 7:43 AM
The children 10 to 15 play football in front of my house daily. Sometimes they hit or kick the ball so hard that it is deafening and they almost hit my gate 3 to 6 times family Sometimes they enter my garden without permission Inspite of our advice they make lot of noise screaming on the road. The parents of the children are not bothered. My wife is a cancer survivor and heart patient with triple stenting What's your advice Inspite of warning playing means it is mimicry. In this pandemic I think they are not bothered for safety Please advice Vikhar Ahmed. Bangalore
Vikhar - 4-Jan-21 @ 8:25 AM
I have lived in my house for almost 40 years and have never had any issues with kids playing outside. But in the last 3-4 years a lot of new families have moved into the houses around mine. There are now about 6 kids ranging from the ages of about 3 to 11, playing out for as long as the sun is out (and sometimes a bit after sun down) they scream all day, run into the road without looking and the worst thing, they play with footballs, kicking them as high as possible hitting cars (including mine), going into other people’s front gardens, smashing glass bottles onto the ground, and much more!! The parents don’t even care! Sometimes they even watch them doing it all! But most times you don’t see the parents at all! So many times I’ve had to tell them off and ask them not to play outside my house, but they just laugh and mimic what I say. Last year they actually broke my neighbours window, with her child sitting inside just by the window!! The grandfather of the kid that broke it fixed the window but then that neighbour moved the following year. I know this may sound bad, but I’m probably the only person that actually owns my house around here, but these kids (and their parents) obviously don’t have any respect for other people’s property. I’ve said many times to the kids that if they damage my property (including my car) then their parents will be paying!! Again this comes with a laugh and a mimic from them!! I’ve never known kids to have so little respect for their elders!! I Really don’t know what to do!! And now fear that they will target me and my property!!
Fed up! - 12-Sep-20 @ 8:17 PM
I have lived in my house for almost 40 years and have never had any issues with kids playing outside. But in the last 3-4 years a lot of new families have moved into the houses around mine. There are now about 6 kids ranging from the ages of about 3 to 11, playing out for as long as the sun is out (and sometimes a bit after sun down) they scream all day, run into the road without looking and the worst thing, they play with footballs, kicking them as high as possible hitting cars (including mine), going into other people’s front gardens, smashing glass bottles onto the ground, and much more!! The parents don’t even care! Sometimes they even watch them doing it all! But most times you don’t see the parents at all! So many times I’ve had to tell them off and ask them not to play outside my house, but they just laugh and mimic what I say. Last year they actually broke my neighbours window, with her child sitting inside just by the window!! The grandfather of the kid that broke it fixed the window but then that neighbour moved the following year. I know this may sound bad, but I’m probably the only person that actually owns my house around here, but these kids (and their parents) obviously don’t have any respect for other people’s property. I’ve said many times to the kids that if they damage my property (including my car) then their parents will be paying!! Again this comes with a laugh and a mimic from them!! I’ve never known kids to have so little respect for their elders!! I Really don’t know what to do!! And now fear that they will target me and my property!!
Fed up! - 12-Sep-20 @ 8:16 PM
I have lived in my house for almost 40 years and have never had any issues with kids playing outside. But in the last 3-4 years a lot of new families have moved into the houses around mine. There are now about 6 kids ranging from the ages of about 3 to 11, playing out for as long as the sun is out (and sometimes a bit after sun down) they scream all day, run into the road without looking and the worst thing, they play with footballs, kicking them as high as possible hitting cars (including mine), going into other people’s front gardens, smashing glass bottles onto the ground, and much more!! The parents don’t even care! Sometimes they even watch them doing it all! But most times you don’t see the parents at all! So many times I’ve had to tell them off and ask them not to play outside my house, but they just laugh and mimic what I say. Last year they actually broke my neighbours window, with her child sitting inside just by the window!! The grandfather of the kid that broke it fixed the window but then that neighbour moved the following year. I know this may sound bad, but I’m probably the only person that actually owns my house around here, but these kids (and their parents) obviously don’t have any respect for other people’s property. I’ve said many times to the kids that if they damage my property (including my car) then their parents will be paying!! Again this comes with a laugh and a mimic from them!! I’ve never known kids to have so little respect for their elders!! I Really don’t know what to do!! And now fear that they will target me and my property!!
Fed up! - 12-Sep-20 @ 8:12 PM
A group of kids from the estate opposite have set up a den opposite my house.Apart from the damage they have caused stripping branches off trees (it is private property they are on by the way) the noise level is excruciating.There can be 8-10 kids screaming at the top of their voices for hours on end.Nobody is supervising them.Nobody in the street can have their windows open and any attempt to politely ask them to be quiet is met with a torrent of abuse. It has been reported to the local council by several neighbours but nothing has been resolved because the parents appear to be quite happy with their feral children annoying neighbours.
Davey - 24-Aug-20 @ 10:01 PM
If this was done to anyone else i would stop it and have never taken part in herd mentality sadism
Margarita - 14-May-20 @ 9:55 AM
Worried for my kids: Youare lucky that hangig around garages and in the road is just 3 kids and for just 18 months. I am exhausted, that is the norm here and i am abnormal and have been targeted for harassment and noise campaign.Since 2007. If this was done ti anybody i would be yelling my lungs for them to stop.
Margarita - 14-May-20 @ 9:53 AM
We have the neighbours from hell we're all housing association properties in the cul de sac but this woman is a joke she has 5 kids age 5 to 14 by 3 blokes , current partner if he's not drunk 24/7 he's stoned off his face , neither of them work and she has no control Kids continually throwing smashed up furniture into our garden (thank god we have a 6ft fence) throwing eggs on the windows etc housing don't want to know and calling the police is pointless (they have to go to that property on a weekly basis as it is) Just wish they would all take a long walk off a short pier
goblinqueen - 7-Apr-20 @ 9:33 PM
There’s a group of 3 young children that have no respect for property or people. We have spoken to the mum who doesn’t care and the step dad won’t step in. I have photos of concrete that they threw over my wall and hit our glass door. I also have to constantly tell them off for knock knock run. My kids can’t play out anymore as I fear what they might get dragged into. These kids hang around garages and in the road not caring if a car comes. They laugh if you try and tell them off. I am at my wits end now. We’ve lived here 12 years and this has been going on for 18mo now. Never before have we had a problem.
Worried for my kids - 30-Oct-19 @ 3:36 PM
But they don't know what they are talking about. They always claim they have children playing but i have checked some of their pals, the pals of my mobbers, harassers, the gang, who haopeb to live nearbu but not quite here, since i go jogging and walking and never have i seen this any where else. I have kids in the street in frobt of my house every day yelling and screaming since 2009. It does't really make any difference if the noise is from an adult or from a child but no adult can make such startling screaming and yelling as children are allowed to make.
Margarita Ivanovich - 27-Sep-19 @ 5:59 AM
When the salesman of telephones and connections and his cashier wife targeted me, they got people to stand here in front of my house and making noise by prerending they were my victims if they weren' t standing next to my fence. With their neighbours and kids and other families from this area.People bought that and started making noise on purpose. Started crowding, loitering here.That was insane since you don't see people standing next to anybody else's fence and if i had gathered a gang to stand next to their fence, hedge or whatever, they would have called the police. Now this same victim thing goes on and on and on. the ones who targeted me really know, knew, they aren't and never were my vuctims. The incident that I politetely asked them to move, to take their children somewhere else, waa something they had been waiting for. It gave them the reason to be my "victim".They had been loitering here, brought their snow from their yard, from their side of the street which is illegal, had basically done everything possible on this side of the street that makes noise or is a liability. Thatcwas in 2009 but they had started rumours about me etc long ago. I beliwve They are really evil and had this planned, a kind of gang stalking, hate campaign, noise campaign. All these dozens of other families may believe that they are really my victims but are still bullies since at least one family knew about my being mobbed and harassed here before they moved to the semidetached and that was the reason they moved here. They wanted to be part of something bigger than themselves. In fact when their house was built the carpenters, the firm were told, I was bad and they urinated and defecated in front of my eyes, next to my children's play house but behind our fence , on the other side, the whole time they were buildung it. This my bullying, mobbing, harassing, has been a joy to these dozens of people, families, fun, since 2009. Their manipulator human predaror boss the sales person quietly whispers to me how funny that no-one likes me. And they want me to react so they can report me to the police etc. I have screamed one day to the girl of this human manipulator, predator which has been my "victim" in the eyes of this community since 2009 if not standing next to my fence in stead of her own garden, in her diapers at 2009. With a gang of other kids screaming even at 2009 she was in diapers. She roamed about in the street. One reason they weren't using their garden so the human predator who i guess works from home, or is almost always home for a man, had privacy, a more private and quiet home to be in. In 2016 I screamed at the human predator's kid so they made a law suit agaist me for assault by screaming and restraining order. And I was the one who had since 2009 tried my best to make them go from my fence and the streer. I had never been in their yard. The prosecuter told me to move, said it is fun childen play, and
Margarita Ivanovich - 27-Sep-19 @ 5:50 AM
And in all of these cases, all these families, they let themselves believe that somehow in some mysterious way they are MY victims, unless they scream in the street or play ball games. You see, this screaming in the street is not normal in a civilised Nordic country at all, at least by Nordic people. I never see this anywhere else. I have read hundreds of news in the paper about local children and the stories are about playing in a nearby woods, in a play park, in someone's home etc It is this couple that looks exactly like this couple that started this honking terrorism in ohio against the krlich family (you can find an abc you tube video where you see the couole who started it) that got this brainwash here started. Like, if i moved, or if i am not home, they can be in peace, and they don't feel obliged to take their kids to scream in front of anybody's home. In that case they stay in their garden, inside, go to meet friends, go for walks, do house chores inside, etc. It is not normal to take your children in a driveway. (There is no lane for pedestrians here).
Margarita Ivanovich - 27-Sep-19 @ 2:04 AM
Sorry, my neighbour whose dad is a member of European Parliament , thinks it is quiet when they themselves are always making noise, her husband is speakinglong conversations related to his work on the phone, in his back yard, standing a few feet from ours, using heavy power tools, washing his 10 vehicles one of which sounds like a race car, with pressure washers, they have all kinds of loud vehicles like crawlers, snow blowers etc. So when they are home they themselces are outside all the time, with two small screaming kids. When my kids were small i had no time to be out, had to cook, clean, the went to the park and and museums and walks... they are using their garden all the time and making noise. When they go to their summer house bought by her dad the other neighbours come out and the families on my other side, who have a trampoline and next to us. When the family who do not live this side usedms it, they are so loud the family who owns the trampoline always leaves their home a.d leave me to listen to horrible souds the children make that are not even my neighbours but live in a semidetached They have bought a summer house or the old man, member of the EU parliament has, for his children and small grand children. I don't have one. Neither my children. So this means we are stuck with listening to noise but they can leave so they do not realize that it is always noise since they claim it is quiet but when they are home they themselves are loud, visitors all the time, two kids out all the time in the street in front of our house. When they leave the families on the other side of our house start this terrible noise that is too much for them because when they allow the kids who live in the same semidetached as themselves use their trampoline, they leave by car very fast or go for a walk. Every day they also screean amd yell in the street. Before that it was three families across the street who were in the street all the time playing ball games very loudly and the kindergarten family next to our back yard whose kids never go anywhere or if they do, they go when we are not home. My point, these families gave relations, connections, work, money, many places, like summer houses(grand) parents within a few minutes drive, health, and they choose to try to sabotage my and my children's lives by yelling, screaming, banging in the street in front of my home.
Margarita Ivanovich - 26-Sep-19 @ 9:57 PM
(Continue) Also about 10-20 other families used to gather in front of my house or they pass my house (together with kids or kids alone) several , maybe even ten times every day screaming. This doesn't happen anywhere else. I am a student and go to place of study by bike, ten kilometres and never, never are there children around. They go to kindergarten, come home, watch telly, eat dinner, and if outside, they go for a walk. Basically it is impossible to enjoy your home whike these families with children are outside becayse their noise is sudden screaming and yelling and i am all tense whenthey start and startled every time. This has lasted for over ten years. One family told me to move when I politely asked if they could gather somewhere else than my fence, them not even being my next door neighbours. They said i would see that there will be noise. Somehow this couple has turned this neighbourhood into hate crime against me and they want to yell and harm me. The police thinks this in innocent, everything involving children is supposedly innocent. This couple looks a lot like the gang stalking couple in ohio, who turned everybody , the whole town including some policemen, fire fighters etc to honk their car horns in front of their neighbours home for revenge . Well it is horrible i am horrified by human cruelty like noise is noise, regardless who is making it.
Margarita Ivanovich - 26-Sep-19 @ 9:18 PM
I am exhausted with childrens voices and there is a family outside making noise always, regardless of the time of year or the time of day or the weather. They say i should be glad they go to bed at 9 and the noise stops. I have many neighbors across the street and neighbours each side of my house and neighbours next to my back yard. All of them choose to spend time yelling on my side of their house. They have been brainwashed to think that if they do not spend all their time outside making noise then some basic human rights are stolen from them. There are many parks and forests and fields for playing ball games within 2 -5 minutes walk. But about 20 different families have choseb to spwnd time in the street in front of my home and they are noisy. The kids find it boring to stay here but the paremts are obsessed with this idea that their children and grandchildren (the grand parents are often here, daily, and that used to be the case with the people who were yelling here before the other families moved who picked up this yelling and screaming and crying and banging and general racket in the street.) shouldn't do what they please and be free. One grand mother said whose husband is member of EU Parliament that they might end up as pushovers if they can't yell and scream as much as they please. Well her daughter said it is always quiet here but her husband who is involved in energy business is talking loudly his work phones in the garden a couple of metres from our garden. If not doing that they (the kids)are screaming or listening to music or having friends over (more kids) . They have about ten vehicles they keep washing in the back yard. In their garden there is not enough room for all of them, so don't know where they keep them. Another side of my house is a semidetached house. Both families have small kids and use the same trampoline which is next to my fence. My two children are teens. At the back pf my back yard lives a kindergarten teacher. Basically their two children do not leave the garden ever to go anywhere else. They yell "one two three" on their trampoline all summer, in the winter they walk around the hoyse yelling. Before that three families across the streret had visitors non stop and whenever they had children over, which is all the time, they gathered in the street in frint of my house. Also about 10-20 other families used to gather in front of my house or they pass my house (together with kids or kids alone) several , maybe even ten times every day screaming. This doesn't happen anywhere else. I am a student and go to place of study by bike, ten kilometres and never, never are there children around. They go to kindergarten, come home, watch telly, eat dinner, and if outside, they go for a walk. Basically it is impossible to enjoy your home whike these families with children are outside becayse their noise is sudden screaming and yelling and i am all tense whenthey strart and startl
Margarita Ivanovich - 26-Sep-19 @ 9:05 PM
My neighbours blamed me for throwing stones and smashing their greenhouse. What do I do?
H - 13-Jul-19 @ 12:27 PM
Our neighbours children constantly either play football right outside our window, kicking their ball against the communal back door which is right next to our front door in the block, or bounce the ball inside the block right outside the door and wake up my 10 month old baby, we have told their parents and constantly tell them, it drives us mad to the point where I feel like knocking their father out as a lesson to parent them, it's a nightmare. Obviously I'm not going to that, but they are simply too thick to listen, I've just had to go out there again during writing this and confiscate their ball, I said get your dad to collect it, I'll be giving him a price of my mind, but it won't sink in,had the parents knock once to ask what the number is for the fire brigade, because they locked themselves out with a chip pan on..... I mean... seriously??? Who doesn't know 999 they areally a danger to themselves and every family in the block, worst parents I've ever known. I want them out, I pay a lot in rent and none of them work, winds me right up
Jon - 9-Jan-19 @ 9:43 PM
Liz - Your Question:
Hi we have had enough of our neighbours my 2 small boys 4--7yrs were playing out in back garden and as next doors fence as been down for months. there daugther of 6 as a few times pulled her top up and said its what my mummy does and then she went in her house saying my 7yr old had flashed him self the parents were in the house they came banging on my door saying keep yr son away from my daugther and told other people to keep there kids in side there making our lives hell and saying there kids are not safe my sons have never done this and I had some one say that ur son is welcome at my house and said the girl would say that as thats what her mum would do please help thanks

Our Response:
Erect your own fence on your side? Simply keep out of the way of the neighbours. There isn't really much else you can do other than maybe applying for an injunction asking them not to come to your property?
ProblemNeighbours - 24-Jul-18 @ 12:39 PM
hi we have had enough of our neighbours my 2 small boys 4--7yrs were playing out in back garden and as next doors fence as been down for months. there daugther of 6 as a few times pulled her top up and said its what my mummy does and then she went in her house saying my 7yr old had flashed him self the parents were in the house they came banging on my door saying keep yr son away from my daugther and told other people to keep there kids in side there making our lives hell and saying there kids are not safe my sons have never done this and i had some one say that ur son is welcome at my house and said the girl would say that as thats what her mum would do please help thanks
Liz - 23-Jul-18 @ 6:50 PM
After five years you would think I would be used to the many kids from various ages that live around our estate. I live in a row of bungalows surrounded by other houses and generally the area is good. Every summer holidays however like starting next friday when they break up for 6 weeks it becomes messy, litter everywhere, kids running amok sometimes from 9am until sunset (lucky for me I noted on the BBC weather online it is starting slowly to get darker yippee!) and the dreaded football. The council built a new park last summer which granted the kids do used and kids spend most time there but when they get bored and the parents get sick of them they tend to scream louder. I wear wireless headphones for the TV and have my music on louder so try to ignore it, if I could afford triple glazing windows that would be wonderful. What should I do if the football starts being hit against mine and my neighbours properties? I am thankful we have not yet had it as yet but time will tell. I don't have a job alas failing to get one so am stuck indoors most of the time worrying about the noise levels. The family across the street from me put up a bouncy castle and kids right after school were shrieking about on it, lucky weren't too loud. I didn't think you would be allowed to have a bouncy castle on a council house! I cannot wait for the school holidays to end before they have begun.
FEDUP TOO - 12-Jul-18 @ 10:17 PM
Just me - Your Question:
My neighbor is the worst. She's has four young children and a large dog. She has her OWN garden yet constantly uses the communal area for BBQs, swimming pools, parties, bouncy castles and not to mention three of the four said children are out playing with a ball, kicking it up against my 1 year olds bedroom wall, screaming up at the windows, crying and screaming as if they are being murdered until 10pm some nights,(ages range from a few months old to I think 9) they have once tried to throw sticks into open windows of mine. The dog barks at all hours, it deficates on the grassed area which doesn't EVER get picked up. The dog is huge it's disgusting. I have raised these issues with the neighbors more than once, to be told "I ain't listening, not hearing it, move out, I don't care, shut your windows(my windows are shut but the insane volume they scream and 'play' at is unmasked by a window) or come down here and I'll knock you out." That was the short version, I have left out a lot of swearing, threats and manic words. The problem is I rent privately whereas she is council so who do I go to? I'm losing my mind I feel. People such as that will never reason nor take anything on the chin. If I report it I'm convinced it will end badly for me. She has pointed out no one ever bothers her. I wonder why. She's plays into the hands of such an unhinged I'll do what I want when I want moron stereotype no one will do anything. Therefore she will know without a doubt it was in fact me reported her.Any advice is welcome. Many thanksTired and fed up.

Our Response:
You can still report this neighbour to the council is she is a council tenant, even if you are not a council tenant yourself. She is probably contravening the terms of her tenancy agreement.
ProblemNeighbours - 13-Jun-18 @ 2:38 PM
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