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Moved into new build house recently and in the first week new neighbours placed the dreaded trampoline right up to the fence, my cats are in a run in our garden but we're terrified so we just moved the run across to the other side of our garden. The fence has gaps and the trampoline stands a foot above our 6ft fence, the fence has gaps. The kids jump as high as possible making noises to our dog who is normally quiet. Our dog now runs at the fence barking so I'm constantly shouting at him or shutting him indoors. The kids stare into my kitchen window which is also our dining area. It's a horrible invasion of privacy. 

Ive asked the kids to stop teasing the dog. We get dirty looks now from the adults.

The front gardens are open plan and we have probl of the kids forgetting where their garden ends and are doing cartwheels in front of our window. I asked them to play on their own side because it makes the dog bark.

why can't people just respect each other's space. ? Any suggestions welcomed! 

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  • C75C75 Posts: 10

    Yes I thought of that thin screening and putting it higher than the fence to dampen the view of the trampoline... 

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,999

    My condolences with your problem ; sounds like you've got typical modern-day scumbags with no respect  for anything or anybody beyond their own 'space' .

    You could try talking to the so-called 'adults' (who ought to know better) about your privacy , but don't hold your breath if expecting a positive response .

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,202

    TAKE UP NATURISM? NO LAW AGAINST IT ON PRIVATE PROPERTY I BELIEVE.image

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,030

    Hi again Cathy - I think DHR and I have posted on your other thread!

    I built a screen in my back garden as it's fairly exposed to  the boundaries. I have a fairly wide path behind it, with another borderinside the boundary fence.

     It might be worth doing something similar a couple of feet to the inside of your fence. You can then plant climbers or whatever you want on it, and it'll screen the brats, errr sorry - the  darling cherubs, from looking in.  

    Mine is quite substantial, but a few posts with trellis and/or wires would do the job, especially if you have a sizeable distance to cover. . 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,030

    I should have added - if you can post a pic and give us an idea of the aspect and size of the area etc, that will help with other advice too  image

    A pergola is another option, but that can be more complicated.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,030

    No - not long enough for the wicket......

    ....and the fast bowlers cause havoc  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,531

    Cathy, you say they placed it right up against the fence, is there anywhere else they could put it?  Maybe if you asked them nicely, they could move it further away. Suppose you invited the parents in for coffee and get the children to bounce, so they can see how intrusive it is?

  • C75C75 Posts: 10
    josusa47 says:

    Cathy, you say they placed it right up against the fence, is there anywhere else they could put it?  Maybe if you asked them nicely, they could move it further away. Suppose you invited the parents in for coffee and get the children to bounce, so they can see how intrusive it is?

    See original post

     We could ask nicely but they don't seem the type , neither do the relatives that visit, who deliberately park half across our drive so I think it would exacerbate the situation.

  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364

    I am sorry to sound a little harsh about this.

    Are the children doing anything more than just being children ? 

    Can your house windows be seen from those not on the trampoline?

    Children will want space to play and the point of trampolines is to jump high. Children do not spend all day in the air above the trampoline looking into your windows.

    What is it you are you "terrified" of?   

    Most new houses have some sort  of fencing around around the garden, if you need it higher then you will need to get higher fencing.

    It  cannot be an offence to have a trampoline.  Are you allowed  to fence  in your front gardens?  I assume that you were aware of the layout of the houses and that the front gardens were open plan when you bought your house.

    It seems rather unfair  to blame the neighbours for having children and a trampoline. 

    When you  buy a property you do need to assess things such as how much privacy you require. If that is really important to you it is up to you to provide it.

    We have a six foot high garden fence and our neighbours have two boys with a large trampoline. They are really well mannered boys but at times they are understandably noisy, when enjoying themselves on the trampoline. They are children.  ( Unless we are looking out of an upstairs window the trampoline is not intrusive. )




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