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DAMAGE! although not ASB this time


By alextb


Usually when people read my blogs, and “damage” is one of the titles, people will usually be reading about on of my many battles with Anti-Social Behaviour.

However, this time it wasn’t him, and hopefully we won’t be seeing the usual cuprit again.

I saw a small recovery truck pull up outside my bedroom window of the ground floor flat. Next I hear this loud cracking noise, and see he is parked partly on the path after mounting the kerb, one of my trough planters has a huge chunk missing and my meerkat planter has moved and is facing the other way with the drip feeder lying over the opther side.

I went outside and found more damage than expected after I also found 2 huge cracks and scuff marks on the mini meerkat planter.

I am not happy :o(

Mini Meerkat Planter facing wrong way

Drip feeder

Scuff marks on meerkat planter

Chunk missing from trough planter

Crack on shorter side

Crack on longer side

Completely shattered pieces.

I was thinking of getting the superglue out when I saw a huge chunk missing, but when I saw all the small pieces, I decided otherwise, as it wouls have been too fiddly, and some smaller pieces may be missing.

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did you go out and get the b----------gers !!! no repect sum people

27 Jan, 2011


Oh dear, I know you could do without this Alex, but at least its not the asbo person. Somebody stole one of my troughs last week from out the front, would'nt mind but they only cost 99p and had 2 dead cyclamen and 1 primula in it ! Sad people.

27 Jan, 2011


I have just been out and bought another one, which is exactly the same type as the one that was damaged. I am not sure how the pansies and the bare roots liked being dug up and transplanted in to the new one. Just in case I used some liquid plant doctor on them to make sure they are alright.


Cristina, he got out, and walked away, then came back and drove his truck further up the road. I couldn't do much even if I wanted to, as a police constable was around looking for someone.

27 Jan, 2011


Sorry hear this Alex shame you did nt get his reg number, hope the plants settle well for you.

27 Jan, 2011


Oh dear Alex, thats a shame but not as bad as it could have been, I can understand your anger but at least you`re not letting it get you down, your plants will be ok, especially as you sorted them out straight away....

27 Jan, 2011


It's a shame, but your plants should be OK. I understand how frustrated you are, though. The fence in front of my property has been hit so often by cars that it finally fell down. So did the mailbox. The problem is that drivers miss the turn onto Tapley Road, which runs into mine. So they make U-turns in my driveway, which is the first driveway they see. I've almost been hit myself & I cannot afford to replace the fence. And why should Ii when it's just going to be hit again? The mailbox is now held up by cinderblocks and is a fine example of a redneck repair job. One day, I was walking down the driveway, a car was making a u-turn in my driveway & slammed into my fence, and the driver looked at me and sped off.

28 Jan, 2011


That is terrible Laura, I am sorry to hear about the attitudes of drivers in your area.

Have a nice barbed wire fence instead, and that'll scratch any car coming in to contact with it. I do however feel that tyhe local police and council would have something to say about barbed wire.


I hope things improve round your way. Maybe contact the local council for some advice.

28 Jan, 2011

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