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My neabours who are polish has moved in two months ago  is annoying me putting there bikes against my front  wall  now so they dont have to lean them against there window   or front shed I want something to devide the area but the front is paved now which was a lawn before which cost me and the previous neabour a lot of money  also they never sweep the front problem is we have a hedge in the front of the houses 



  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,550

    Does it make a difference that they are polish? Why not just knock and ask them to lean the bikes elsewhere, I'm sure they will oblige and maybe you could then chat together about how changes can be made in your front yard image two months isn't long for when you first move home and I'm sure once they are all settled they will help take turns sweeping the front too image

  • I dont want any retaliiating  like that programme on tv  recently as Im getting to old  they are settled as its a rented property and they are always sitting in the garden theirs four of them I have to plug my ears up at night as they slam the door hard when he goes out early in the morning   and I had the desentcy to let him use my other car space to park in when he cant park over the road 

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,295

    Could you put some large pots with spiky plants in along the problem wall?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Why didnt I think of that thank you pansyface my neabour suggested a trough but yours sounds a good idea as well

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,052

    I think that some of these tv programmes about awful neighbours cause more trouble than exists already.  It just makes people anxious and then instead of people treating each other normally a fear and anxiety gets between them and stops them having a proper relationship.

    I've always found the Polish people I've worked with or lived near to be very reasonable and friendly family-oriented people - they can't be blamed if they're used to a less formal lifestyle than some of us - just have a pleasant word with them.   I've also found most of them to be very good cooks - enjoying swapping recipes and baking cakes for colleagues and neighbours. 

    Do they know that the slamming of the door upsets you?  Perhaps the door sticks and they need to get their landlord to fix it.

    Smile at them and say hello - it's a start to a good neighbourly relationship - and then hopefully you can be friends - good neighbours are worth their weight in gold image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • I did tell the landlord before they moved in about the door he said he would put some wd40 on it yes I had polish neigbours before who were nice but hardly saw I have said hello to my new neigbours  when he asked to use my car space  the women never speak when I do see them  but they do go out to work 

  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,550

    My old neighbours had sticking door and slammed it shut at all hours too! Drove me nuts but they were so lovely I didn't have the heart to tell em image

    lim sure Joyce if you just have little chat with them you will get all sorted and maybe they may even help do your planter that you decide on especially if it is heavy for you image

    let us know how you get on x

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,052

    If everyone is working they probably are very busy as you say - sometimes asking them a favour is a way forward - help with lifting something in the garden maybe - just something to break the ice.  That gives you the chance to say thank you with a bottle of wine or a homemade cake or pot of jam ......... from little acorns great big oak trees grow image


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,052

    Great minds think alike Beaus Mum image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Dear Joyce,

    Chin up love, and think of all your pluses. My long time neighbours at the other side say to me -it could be worse and list all what could be. Thinking of you.

    Valerie x
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