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Unwelcome NOISE in the garden ... any ideas please ? ...

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I have a garden/neighbour problem which has been going on for some time… but getting worse and making me very stressed and ill..

I don’t wish to go into details on the open forum… some of you know more already … please don’t mention too much on here… thanks.

All I can say is that it is making me feel unwell … I need help and advice , but there seems nobody I can turn to, despite the fact that a Deed of Covenant on the properties of the housing estate is being broken..

I used to come onto GoY and write blogs … look at pics. and pretend everything was okay… but that is getting progressively harder for me to do…

Now and then I “escape” to a dog show, but the problem is always here when I return… all day, every day, 366 days of the year..

As a start, is there a GoY member in the UK, please, who would be willing for me to send them a 10 minute audio cassette tape of a repetitive noise, which they could put on Youtube for me… that would be very helpful .. I don’t know how to use Youtube and don’t feel well enough to learn right now.. Please email me privately… thanks ..

I could then put a link on GoY for you all to listen, and tell me how I might be able to cope with hearing this loud repetitive noise, right next to my house and garden .. whether I am indoors or outdoors… over and over and OVER again.. :o(

My wearing headphones is not an option… I like to hear the pleasant garden sounds such as the little birds singing… and I need to hear if my dog is having a “throaty” moment following his cancer. This issue is not about barking dogs .. nor about noisy children.

Indoors I can put on the TV and try to pretend all is well…. but I can’t do that in the garden…. I sometimes put on my radio out there to muffle the next door noise, but last week, the young adult woman next door soaked me over the fence with a hose when I tried that … :o(((

I can just about put up with the verbal abuse and the water… but the repetitive noise… NO !

The council can only help if the noise is above a certain volume… and I am wary of going the legal route because I think nasty people would retaliate…

Thank you…

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oh dear it sounds awful, what kind of repetitive noise is it? bouncing footballs, tampoline, drilling? I can sympathise , our previous neighbour was really into hs DIY and would think nothing of drilling, banging ect late into the night / early in the morning.. it was awful especially since we shared walls being semidetached and our childre were still tiny.. It was a huge relief when we finally moved...Definitely get the council involved if its getting you down this much ..:)

14 Jul, 2011

 

You poor thing.. I had a neighbour from hell several years back..put a brick through my car window, cut my telephone line, put pornography through my door, burnt the communal garden to cinders, and loads of other things too much to mention! It took three years to get him evicted on an ASBO through the local authority and court... I really feel for you tt and know how you must be feeling. Please start keeping a diary of any incidents and noise pollution as you may have no choice but to take the legal route and your diary will help..x

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks for your supportive comments... just reading these makes me feel that I'm not alone coping with this...

14 Jul, 2011

 

Dear Terra, so sorry to hear of your troubles. I can sympathise with you regarding the noise.

In our last house (we moved in April this year) we had to endure all day every day of the next-door-but-one elderly gentleman using a saw bench and hammering away in 2009. This just about drove me mad, I couldn't sit out in the garden and had to have the back door shut and turn the tv up most of the time. We're talking 7.30am til 5pm every day in a terraced house with low fences between the gardens so I had the pleasure of seeing him at it too.

In early 2010 he started again so I made a complaint to the council about him, no names were mentioned and they sent him a letter to say someone had complained about the noise. A sheet was sent to me to jot down the days and times he was making a noise but miraculously he stopped straight away and never made another sound...

Until early 2011 but we had sold our house and I didn't bother to do anything about it. I also had to "ignore" the chickens clucking away and making awful smells in our next door neighbours garden. So glad to be away from there!

I would certainly get in touch with your council and have them do something about it. They will send you sound equipment to record the noise if the letter fails to stop them. Lots of hugs to you xx

14 Jul, 2011

 

My sympathy. I fully understand your problem because I was a sufferer myself. That was the only reason I moved to my new house. My bed was vibrating from the very loud music coming from next door day and night.
From my experience the only way to solve the problem is to move house. I could afford it and did although it costed me a lot in both money and inconvenience. Lucky me, I now have on both sides two very nice families. I hope they both stay here for a long time.
I wish a solution is found for you soon and you be able to enjoy life again.

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks so much for your replies, Emma and Coshad, and I am sorry that you have both also endured neighbour problems..

Selling up and moving would be very expensive and traumatic for me... leaving the house is okay... leaving the garden and everything in it ... not so easy...

Thank you again for your kind support...

14 Jul, 2011

 

TT, it's hard which evey way you go, it all depents on the attitude of NFH, your not alone
Have you talked to the citizens advice bureau, have a chat about what you can do FREE

Me and OH have thougt about moving, because of our NFH, but way should we, so we stayed, and maid shore we done all thing buy the book and after 14 year they are now alot quiter, they have not won any battles, we don't rise to any bite

Good luck
keep yer head high

14 Jul, 2011

 

Oh Terra . . . that's simply dreadful. I feel such huge sympathy for you, and wish I could help. I do hope there is someone on here who can contact you as you ask, and do SOMETHING about a terrible situation.

Someone else's noise is one of the worst things to have to cope with, and stress can definitely make us ill. It's no good suggesting you go out and find somewhere peaceful to lift your spirits, as the problem will still be there back home - I can hardly think of anything worse.

Sending hugs and sympathy. xx

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Jiffy and Sheila...

A woman living on her own is an "easy target". As you say... the abuse and the noise don't go away ...One Sunday I went out with my dogs and a friend to a lovely peaceful garden centre ..

...came home refreshed, my friend left, and soon after, the next door father and daughter were standing in the road, immediately in front of my front garden, shouting abuse at me as I tended to my garden (all secretly witnessed by another neighbour) ...

Unfortunately, the way the properties are laid out in my road, I am the nearest to noise from this particular neighbour's garden ... other neighbours seem to be either very elderly and deaf, or out most of the day, or don't really use their gardens..

By the way, this is not a problem about children. There are a number of youngsters in the area, but they are not noisy.

14 Jul, 2011

 

I've been thinking about extreme harrasment and remembered the name of the poor family, Fiona Pilkington, sometime end of 2009

14 Jul, 2011

 

TT
can you get a boy freind, to stay who is a police man, solicitor, ex amry or a night club bouncer

But who can you trust nower days

14 Jul, 2011

 

Jiffy... when I have visitors it does seem to subdue the NFH somewhat, but my friends can't be here all the time...

14 Jul, 2011

 

Sorry to hear this Terratoonie - its not nice. I suggest that you keep a diary and a very clear record of the abuse/noise. Once you have evidence over say a six week period, take it to your local police station an report the abuse - do not be fobbed off by them. Ask for regular visits by the community support officer - ask for their help, tell them you are intimindated and its making you ill. With cases hitting national headlines that would appear similar the police should be keen to help. At least maybe their presence at your house just might make the nieghbours think twice about thei nuisance behaviour.
Thinking of you KAY.

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Kay...
I am keeping a diary and police are aware ...

14 Jul, 2011

 

I'm surprised your local Environmental Health hasn't sent you a log to keep for 6 weeks - they usually have a Noise Pollution section which deals with this kind of thing, and I've certainly had to use it myself on more than one occasion. Until and unless you take action like that, nothing will change, I'm afraid, and even then, it takes absolutely ages. I heard on the radio this morning about the eviction after 3 years of a woman who'd been a very unreasonable neighbour, and it was only because people were prepared to give evidence against her. I know its scary, but usually its the only solution. In the meantime, you have my sympathy - anyone who's lived in densely populated area must have experienced this problem, though not necessarily so frequently.

14 Jul, 2011

 

So sorry TT. poor love.You have my sympathies and hope all will be resolved one day!. Keep up the diaries and log everything single thing, even the abuse with the hose! How dare they. x xx

14 Jul, 2011

 

You must be ill TT, go see your doctor and tell him whats going on,(more written evidence) phone the police EVERY time they harrass you, she assaulted you when she sprayed you on purpose with the hose, I can tell you something that is absolutley true, these sort of people are terrefied of the police, I dont care if you have to phone the police 20 times a day or night, Do It. If you can afford it, get CCTV front and back of your house and make sure they can see it, buy a tape recorder and keep it switched on every time your in your garden, if you can, start a rumour that you have wittnesses to the behaviour against you, its time to turn the tables on those Bas...ds. Im so mad, grrrrrrr...

14 Jul, 2011

 

I'm really sorry terra, I don't know how to do the YouTube thing, and I'm so sorry these bullies are continuing to make you so unhappy. They need to learn how lucky they are to have a neighbour like you, they ought to be made to live next to someone awful then they would realise.

14 Jul, 2011

 

It would help if you had other neighbours who would support you . . . a group would have more clout. Even if they are elderly or deaf, they might agree to back up your complaints, especially if you have some friends amongst them?

14 Jul, 2011

 

Sorry I'm completely unable to help in any way, TT, but I send my very best wishes and hope that this awful problem gets sorted soon. x x

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you all for your suggestions and support...

I am taking note of everything you suggest... having you out there as friends means such a lot :o)))

Over the coming few days a friend is delivering some furniture so I might not be around on the internet so much, but I am okay, and feeling better for having shared with you...

I've had an offer of getting the recorded noise onto Youtube, provided I can transfer the tape to a disc, and I have a friend advising me on that... so you might all be able to soon hear the noise that I have to listen to whether I am indoors or outdoors...:o(((

14 Jul, 2011

 

I don't know what to say Terra everyone else seems to have said it, on here, I had hoped it had all settled down, but obviously not, I would say go to Citizens advice, a solicitor, apparently you can get half hour free and probally a cheap rate if you are a pensioner, the police surely must be able to do something, can you get the neighbour on your side that heard the abuse, the council surely they must do something,, go to your doctor and let him/her know what is going on and let them know its affecting your health, you can't have to many people behind you backing you up.keep everthing logged with times and dates also, I can only wish you the best of luck dear Friend,what Jiffy said sounds like a good idea, keep recording the noise.Google neighbours from hell, might be something useful there

14 Jul, 2011

 

I'm so sorry TT, am also completely unable to help, but have moved home for much less reason...
...think that Youngdaisydee is right in all she says...
...you ought to feel safe and happy in your own home...

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Yorks and Karen...
Yes, I should be able to enjoy my home and garden without so much noise and stress ...

Last year I sent a copy of the noise tape to my MP...

...his reply included "Having listened to the tape you provided, I do appreciate the considerable impact this must be having on your life and the enjoyment of your home"....

Yes, it seems people have moved for less reason ... to have good neighbours is an absolute blessing...

14 Jul, 2011

 

...did he then go on to say there was nothing he could do??? What a surprise!!! :/

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thinking of you Terratoonie, most of the things I was going to say have already been said. Keep persevering, you will win in the end. You must!

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks, Michaella....
Something must happen..
I was hoping the NFH would win the eurolottery and go away .. a long way away ...and take their awful noises with them.... :o(

14 Jul, 2011

 

I know how you feel Terratoonie,we have a situation with a Neighbour in as much as they complain about everything we do,we put sun blinds over our front windows,they complained to the council,we then put a pot plant out the front they complained to the council again,things were knocked over in the garden,the rockery stones kicked down,in the end the council wrote to our neighbour telling them to stop or they would take action against them,In the end we had no choice but to install camera`s around the property,We just ignore them and they ignore us,but it irritates him next door because he cannot get anything done about there complaints.
chin up you are not alone.xx

14 Jul, 2011

 

cameras are such a good idea then you have visual evidence

14 Jul, 2011

 

Terra, you should NOT have to endure this noise abuse, for that surely is what it is. You'll recall we had a similar problem, may years ago, and the local Council set up a decibel meter to record the noise level. Has this been done at your house? Any individual should have the right to enjoy their garden without noise from NFH. Are they tenants with a landlord? If so, inform the letting agents and/or landlord to keep them in the picture. To have a neighbour deliberately aim a garden hose at your garden is just outrageous! If I were closer, I'd send "The Boys" round to your NFH. Thinking of you ... : o ))) x

14 Jul, 2011

 

It must be very bad today TT. Please talk to the Citizens advice beureau, GP, MP, local councilors, police. It's no good just mentioning it to them once. You have to PESTER these people. After all what are they there for ??

14 Jul, 2011

 

Numbty... that's a pity you had to go to the effort and expense of putting up cameras, but, as Pam says, it does give visual evidence... Can't believe someone would complain about a neighbour's sunblinds ! Thanks for your kind words ...

Hi Shirley... the noise is piercing and repetitive ... to me they are the type of relentless sounds they would direct at prisoners as a form of mental torture ...

The daughter (next door, age about 19) was not watering her garden at the time... she deliberately turned the hose on and aimed at me over the fence... and then joked about it in her garden to her parents in the evening... she has a loud voice and laugh... I had no choice but to hear her ...:o(

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Hywel ..
I'll see who I can talk to next week ...

14 Jul, 2011

 

so sorry to hear of your ongoing neighbour problem. i know how you feel, my previous neighbour was loud, hoarded vehicles in his yard and allowed his 2 dogs to use my yard as their toilet. there are a lot of bad neighbours out there, but not only do you have bad neighbours you have been assaulted and harassed. this is a legal issue and small claims court could also be an option. hope you will be okay and the problem gets settled. xoxox. cuddles to your boys :)

14 Jul, 2011

 

Oh Terra it breaks my heart to know this is still going on, its a long time since you first mentioned this problem and from what you say its not getting any better.
You must take note of what has been said, definitely go to your Doctor and get it on record how ill its making you, then keep hassling the council, police and anyone else even the MP again, I don`t know how to use Youtube or I would help you, wish I was a bloke I`d come and do some serious harrassment on your behalf, I`m so angry!!!!!!
I know it must be hard for you but please try not to get too downhearted, we are here for you and don`t care even if you only want to have a rant about NFH, chatting on here might help you get through each day and feel less alone.
Take care Terra, sending a BIG HUG xx. Sue..

14 Jul, 2011

 

Do it TOMORROW !!
Please do it tomorrow !
:o) X
I'm not giving orders, but do it tomorrow :o)

You need to sort it out ASAP

There's no time like the present
Strike while the irone's hot
Procrastination is the thief of time
And my Grampa's favourite - Don't leave till tomorrow what you can do today
i.e. Don't leave till next week what you can do tomorrow
:o))))

14 Jul, 2011

 

Hi TT.
I'm so sorry you are going through all this, and it's affecting your health.
I have just been reading your Blog, and the comments so far, aloud, so that my OH could hear it also.
I don't mean to be rude, but OH wondered how old you were, and suggested, that if you were a pensioner, you could go to Age Concern, and see if they could help.
Apparently, they can sometimes help, when all other things fail.
As for sending the noise tape to your MP, he should have contacted the Council, and at least tried to sort something out.
Another suggestion is, you could try and get, or find out how to get, a 'high pitch, low frequency!' device.
Now my Husband is explaining why.....
In some shopping precincts, where young crowds hang around and make nuisances of themselves, they put these type of devices, to deter the revellers.
The best part of this device, is that older people can't hear the noise it makes, as the frequency is too high for our ears, and can only be heard by younger people.
What my OH is saying, is that if you can still hear Grasshoppers, then your ears are too young, and you would also be able to hear the high pitch of the device, which would be unbareable to you.

'So, a little bit of information now, for all of us who can no longer hear the Grasshoppers, it's normal.'
As we get older, we lose the frequency, to be able to hear them, and we tend to hear more 'hum drum' noises.
Lol. We've just asked our Daughter, if she can still hear Grasshoppers, and she said 'At the moment, Yes' and she is 35yrs old.....
So you could put this device, on and off at your will, and sit back and watch them squirm......

14 Jul, 2011

 

Sorry about the above comment TT. I'm not shouting at you, but I feel angry that this problem is still going on
xxxxxx

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you, Hywel... I've sent you a pm...

NN... I remember you weren't happy with neighbours at your previous home.. so glad you are moved now :o)

Sue and Linda ...
I appreciate your thoughtfulness and detailed replies...
Last year I sent a copy of the tape to my doctor... so she is aware of the problems ..

I would need to be careful with any noise devices in case they affected my dogs or budgie... but all ideas welcome...

A friend is delivering some furniture over coming days, so next week will be a better time to think about problems ... but I wrote the blog today because I was getting so stressed about the NFH, and I knew my GoY friends would be supportive and make me feel less unwell... xxx

14 Jul, 2011

 

When hubby had a word with the police they suggested we keep a diary recording everything that happens on a daily basis. Hence the camera`s, my Husband owns a transit van which must annoy my neighbour ,so one evening his wife went out with her friend when they came back something must have been said regarding the van because next thing we saw on the video recording was the neighbours friend driving her volvo estate into our van on our driveway !it moved the van sideways but did`nt hurt the van,however the volvo had a smashed headlight and side damage to her car,Needless to say the friend has`nt been seen here since!

14 Jul, 2011

 

TT. Just read your comment to OH, and he doesn't think the noise would affect, Truffle, Conker, or Crocus, but you would have to maybe check with the vet.
These devices, he thinks are directional,so it could be positioned and directed, directly to your NFH...

14 Jul, 2011

 

Hi again Numbty ...

That's awful ... deliberately ramming your van ! :o(
I can see why you have the cameras !
I think neighbours sometimes do nasty things out of jealousy... they are probably jealous that you have a nice big van ...

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Linda for the extra info...
I'll look into it more ...

14 Jul, 2011

 

you`re right there, thats what we think jealous people are nasty people.take care terra,look after yourself.

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Numbty :o)

14 Jul, 2011

 

Im afraid I cant do anything to help, and everybody has already offered all the advice there is so L would just like to lend my voice to your support group and send you lots of hugs

14 Jul, 2011

 

Hi Vabascum..

Thanks for your kind thoughts and hugs :o)))

14 Jul, 2011

 

oh Terra im so sorry this is still going on, have you reported the soaking incident, if not you must report everything, write it all down, times dates etc, see your local coucilor, surely something can be done, its not just about noise its about abuse and unsociable behavier, it sickens me, i have heard of these probs before and one family in blackpool were avicted for doing similar things to their neibour and finally thrown out of their home, doesnt matter if rented or owned, its anti social and unaceptable these days, write to your local MP, im so sorry my friend xx

14 Jul, 2011

 

ohhh t.t thats teraible ............ i new you were haveing trouble !! but that was ages ago , we were broken in too 2 years ago ........... they stole my laptop , and my poor little dog who was ill at the time was here , i was more worrid bt her .............. we dont have neaibers .......... but we do have a noisy factory opp. and i had to go there the other day , as the noice was like a very very loud dentist drill !! in fact it gave me a migrain and i was sick , marched over and told them to stop , they did at lunch time urggg not herd it again yet ............... , we have a cam, in the upstairs window with a red light on it , so it can be seen ............ put a notice at the front saying u have cc.t.v , it may help ............. we all have stories to tell , so we noo where you are comeing from hun , sending hugs to you ........... hope its sorted soon .
ps next time you have the hose out !!!! ooooops lol ....... did you sray the the woman over the fence , haha serve her right ;0p keep your chin up , they get wots comeing to them in the end xxx

14 Jul, 2011

 

That sounds so terrible Terratoonie - I am so so sorry to hear this awful thing you are going through with neighbours - being soaked over fence is very wrong!!!! I will put it on Youtube for you :))) Anything to help you :))))))

14 Jul, 2011

 

My heart goes out to you TT. I've read a few of the above comments. I've been in the situation myself and thought I was going to go mad with it. My upstairs neighbour at the time was an alcoholic and she attracted terrible visitors. The police came usually when I called, but they were on first name terms with her. She used to put her stereo on repeat, and would play 5 seconds of a song over and over, the whole night through and top volume. She would jump up and down full force and she didn't have a carpet etc., etc. But anyway, eventually, she was gotten rid of by means of a court order. The police testified against her and the housing association helped. But I had to write letter after letter and keep lists. When she finally went she weirdly hung up 5 pages of complains against her in the common stairway that had gone on for 13 years, by my predecessors and then finally me. My friend was a witness in court for her own neighbour trouble. She had to put up with it when her hubby went through cancer treatment. He sadly died, but the girl was acquitted, as there were not enough witnesses! The other witness and her felt like they were the accused. Eventually she decided to move. I appreciate that's not an option for you. One thing someone suggested was to get your local MP involved. As always if you use fotographic evidence don't use digital cameras, because apparently they are not accepted in court, as digital images can be altered, so get a disposable camera. I so wish you get peace soon, as I know how soul destroying it is to put up with that sort of harrassment.

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Sandra ...

I'm keeping a note of dates when things happen etc. xxx

Hi Cristina ...

Lucky you with no neighbours, but seems like that factory noise is unacceptable... I hope it doesn't start up again... xxx

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Paul... sending you a private message...

Hi Poodle... sorry to read you and friend also had neighbours giving you trouble... why is it that the innocent have to go through so much to prove that a problem exists ? I'm glad your upstairs neighbour eventually went away, and that your friend was able to move.... interesting point about the digital cameras ...

14 Jul, 2011

 

You must be at your wits end,Terra..I had no idea it was so bad..I have no solution or advice to offer..wish I had..but fully endorse all that your friends have suggested..We are all here for you to offload on here..if it helps..I am so sorry you are having to put up with this form of abuse..XXX

14 Jul, 2011

 

Hi Bloomer ...
thanks for your support ...
Let's hope it gets better and not worse ... xxx

14 Jul, 2011

 

Wishing you peace.

14 Jul, 2011

 

We've talked privately, but I'll just add my support publicly, Tt. Keep your chin up. I just hope you can get it all sorted out ASAP. It's not doing your health any good. xxx

14 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Sh and Marshmallow ..

Peace is what we need ! :o)))

14 Jul, 2011

 

TT - I really feel for you. The same thing is happening to my brother and his wife at the present time and they are keeping a diary, have got the local environmental health and local police involved. I agree with everything everyone has said previously on this blog.

One thing my brother did was, whilst his neighbour was ranting and swearing at him, he (my brother) held up his mobile phone and asked the neighbour to continue as he was recording it all (my brother doesn't have a clue how to record - it was all a bluff) - it seemed to work and the neighbour stopped shouting.

What is the matter with these people? Two of the women I work with have problems with neighbours and are awake most nights, waiting for things to happen. This is not fair. Who do they think they are and what do they get out of it. I would be ashamed to think I caused anyone distress like this. They should all be evicted and placed next door to people like themselves!

My heart goes out to you TT and I hope it all gets sorted.

Sheila

14 Jul, 2011

 

Tt, I don't know you, but, what Spritzhenry just said is seconded, thirded...ad infinitum...by everyone.....
...there is a French saying, which is not easily translated...but you will know what it means, when I say, 'Bon Courage' :)

14 Jul, 2011

 

There is no way you should have to put up with this Terratoonie,take everybody's comment's on board, and keep on ringing and reporting everything that happen's no matter how trivial,take good care of yourself xx

14 Jul, 2011

 

I think some very good advice has already been given and I hope you manage to follow some of it, if not all. You need to be meticulous about keeping records, as it sounds as though this dreadful situation will have to go to some level of authority and no matter how much you think you will remember all the awful details, when the pressure is on, your mind will go blank. Look at it as a sort of 'evidence' gathering exercise.
Your neighbours sound to be truly awful, but (easily said I know) they will get their just desserts eventually! What goes around comes around as they say. The cruelist thing is it's keeping you from your beloved garden.
Try and keep your spirits up and don't let them grind you down.
Thinking positive thoughts for you. Jxx

14 Jul, 2011

 

Dear Terra
Im so sorry that you are still having NFH problems, my heart goes out to you. I agree with all the advice other Goy members have given you.I think another visit to your G.P could help if he/she could write to your M.P, Councilor and Police stating what a detrimental affect all this is having on your health and quality of life it could help speed up action against these nasty people. Do hope it gets sorted soon and take some comfort in knowing all your Goy friends are here to support you , take care dear Friend xx

14 Jul, 2011

 

I am so sorry to hear your still getting this you know in the past what I have said I would do, but you are not me. The laws of the land are an ass n farce, perhaps these people should be moved next door to mp, councilors, judges, that create this, wonder how long they would be prepared to put up with it, and I wonder what sentance they would give. Repetitive hey lol just for the fun I would get a tape recorder of it and play it night and day out side the mp, councilors, houses and see what happens then, I was once put into a house condemend unfit for human inhabitation, no roof, bathroom, covered top to bottom with human feaces, 2 young children, cockroaches every where, I even had a court case ready to sue them, so I posted live cockroaches to the council and the students posted them through the mp, councilors homes hehe, I fought them and won by them giving me a decent home but truth be known they did nt want to pay out for the sue courtcase. So pleased Paul can do the you tube for you that is lovely of him. Keep your spirits up my friend don't let them get you down.X Remember the pen is mightier than the sword.

14 Jul, 2011

 

Just wanted to add I am thinking of you, so sorry to hear this, hope you get it sorted ASAP x I know you have had offers for YouTube, but my family know how to do this too if you need any help. Jane x

14 Jul, 2011

 

I'm so sorry this is still happening TT. I think you should go to your Citizens Advice and see if there is any additional advice they can give you to reinforce your case against these morons. I think a letter from your GP, emphasising how ill this situation is making you feel, would surely go a long way towards prompting someone with the authority to actually do something? I also have to agree with the folks who say you have to keep repeatedly complaining. We have a problem with our internet, which is why I can't be on Goy as much, but it's taken phone calls into the double figures to actually get someone to even believe us that there is actually anything wrong! But please, gather your evidence, and write letters, ring police, and your local MP, Age Concern, anyone who will listen to you, and do it soon TT, this can't go on for much longer, it makes me so sad...sending you positive thoughts and a big hug...

15 Jul, 2011

 

Just a thought - and one you may not feel able to agree to - but what about contacting ITV? Wasn't it them who did the NFH programmes? They may be on the lookout for further material and may send someone to interview you, which will be spotted by the NFH and that may be all they need to make them stop? OR .... we all get to see their demise and your triumph on TV. Chin up! :o)

15 Jul, 2011

 

Tape recorder evidence of verbal abuse is handy to have, so take your recorder into the garden if it is tiny and portable. Rehearse using it quickly. Consider the movie part of your digital TT. Have it set on that, rehearse how to use it quickly, and record the incident as a movie clip. The police took a lot of notice of our digital photos when a golf ball broke our back bedroom window and the yob teed up again.....caught in the act. Police saw him imediately. No more golf balls. Found 6 in the garden. Goyer friends have suggested lots and lots of ideas. I do realise from 14 years of CAB work, no longer done, that when nerves are in shreds it is so difficult to deal effectively with this sort of trouble. As Hywel said.....get busy with whatever it takes TT....chin up and sock it to em.

15 Jul, 2011

 

Hi TT, I don't know you well but want to add my support. Our current neighbours are okay most of the time but they have been known to play their music really loud. Once, they cranked the volume up so high on a peaceful Sunday afternoon that my two dogs woke up! Luckily, my hubby who is former military and looks the part (broad shoulders, muscly arms, shaved head, broken teeth) went round to ask them to turn it down and they did. They don't play loud music very often but it is really annoying when they do. I always always send the hubby round on the few occasions they have been loud as I don't want them to get into the habit thinking that disturbing us is okay, because it is not.

I think it's outrageous that you were soaked with the hose. What bullies! I know it's no comfort but people like that are often really insecure and cowardly, picking on someone they know cannot or will not defend themselves. They can only function in packs.

The others have made some good suggestions but things like keeping a log and collating information take time. Please hang in there.

15 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Sheila, Karen, Mavis, Jane, PP, Sixpence, Daylily, Libet, Nariz, Dorjac, Sgbabe and Avis ...

I have read your comments carefully, and am overwhelmed by your support... makes me feel less stressed and less unwell...

...and any time I feel extra-down over all this ... I am reading ALL of your comments ... starting right up the top with Madabout's ... all the way down to the end...

... nobody could fail to have their spirits lifted and their resolve strengthened by such friendship and useful ideas ...

Next week the recording will be on Youtube, and I'll let you all know... I just hope the tape replicates what I have to endure... it will be about 10 minutes... but please, when you listen, be aware you have the "luxury" of a "stop" button where you can turn it off...

... I don't have that privilege ... have to listen to that loud, repetitive, awful noise ... over, and over and OVER, while I am trying to trim my lawn edges, or other garden tasks ... I certainly never sit out there to relax in peace !

All I ask is to be allowed to enjoy my garden along with my two quiet dogs...

...Yes .. I do live near other houses, so I expect normal neighbourhood noise ... for example, a few doors away I hear the happy sounds of children playing, at the back behind my garden, there's a house with terriers and they have a bit of a yap, now and then, but it is not repetitive.. and is not contravening the Deed of Covenant for our properties..

The other day a few houses away, a pneumatic drill started up, which drowned out the repetitive noise next door.... and it was a RELIEF because it cut out that noise next door ... that's how much I am trying to escape that nearby repetitive noise... over and over.... that I welcome the sound of a drill to drown it out...

Surely we have a right some peace ? ... with just acceptable neighbourhood sounds such as the little birds singing in trees, a very occasional doggie woof, the local children enjoying the sunshine, and a few pussycat miaows :o)))

I'm hoping that after some of you have heard the recording, there might be some sort of plan where you write en masse to my local council... or similar... I don't know what would be best .. all suggestions welcome..!

On GoY this week, I have also received lots of supportive private message replies and I know that some of you are suffering your own neighbour problems which are making you feel unwell, just as I am, but for various reasons, you aren't saying too much about them on the open forum.

My heart goes out to you all.. we are garden lovers and have the human right to be able to make our gardens into our own little pieces of paradise, without bullying or lawbreakers spoiling it for us...

Please, if you have time, watch this blog for updates next week..

Thank you all. xxx

16 Jul, 2011

 

The one thing you have to watch is that your's and mine NFH could be reading this as well ????

16 Jul, 2011

 

Hi TT, Surely other neighbours can hear this noise, you all need to get together and go to the appropiate authorities, TOGETHER...

16 Jul, 2011

 

Jiffy, thats a possability but, True gardeners surely wouldn.t go on like this, or would they...

16 Jul, 2011

 

Lots of people don't want to get involed,fear they will be next, and some times it's better the devil you know

16 Jul, 2011

 

Jiffy and Dee ...
I am beyond caring whether the NFH read this ...
They are already being bullying, selfish and breaking the Deed of Covenant ..
GoY support is my last hope ...

Unfortunately, the way the houses are laid out, I am the one to bear the brunt of this noise ... Some nearby houses are owned by elderly people who are partly deaf, or younger people who are away from home most of the time, and yet others have owners who don't use their gardens ....

Yes, Jiffy, you are right ... lots of people don't want to get involved ... or are scared to get involved ...

16 Jul, 2011

 

Good on you TT, i can see your fighting back spirit , there comes a time when you can take no more, your at that place now, when the recording is on youtube ill be leaving comments and anything else i can do..Love Dee..

16 Jul, 2011

 

Yd, they would were i live, they would stab they own Mother in the back( that is TRUE) to get what they want

16 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Dee...
... Yes.. I can't stand the "torture" any longer ...

Jiffy ... We'll win these battles .. :o)))

16 Jul, 2011

 

I was just wondering if there would be any updates terra, go on girl, fight the buggers,we are all behind you, xx

16 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Yorks...
Action-stations middle of next week please :o) xxx

16 Jul, 2011

 

your welcome TT, just thought! Anyone can read this, including police, local authoraties, more evidence for you..

16 Jul, 2011

 

That's it Terratoonie sock it to them,as Yorkshire say's we are all behind you :-)

16 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Dee and Mavis...
we'll get a happy solution to all this .. :o)

16 Jul, 2011

 

Go Girl Go, xx

16 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks...
I've just put a "happy" blog on GoY...
from when we enjoyed a day out ..
I really do try not be "down" for very long ...

16 Jul, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Oh TT I'm so sorry you are having to endure such dreadfull behaviour from these awful people , you have had enough stress over Conker without all this to contend with ,I'm not surprised it's getting you down , what is wrong with people like that ! what do they gain from it .. I do hope you can get somebody to take you seriously and it is stopped , take care love Amy xx

16 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Amy ... the noise started up around the time that Conker was first ill... Springtime 2009 .. so, you can imagine, I wasn't in a fit state to deal with it during that first 18 months or so, when Conker was undergoing so much chemotherapy and surgery ..

I'm an optimistic person and, although the noise and NFH attitude was not good, I had always hoped things would improve.. but, sadly, no ... :o(

16 Jul, 2011

 

You have done some genius blogs TT since 2009 when I started on here. It is awful when you have your pet or your human having chemo at the same time as some other huge annoyance. They chose to dig up our road and all surrounding roads to put in new gas then water pipes just as OH had 2 months chemotherapy to go to weekly. I had to keep ringing customer services to ensure our drive wasn't blocked to go to appointments. A rather flippant suggestion......play some VERY loud birdsong back to them and have YOUR preferred noise over the top of theirs. I have a very exclusive ethnic drumming CD I played to noisy expletive deleted workmen next door but one, building a new house at one point. You are probably too ladylike TT to do that. Or a colaratura soprano like Bertoli at full volume!!!!!

16 Jul, 2011

 

Hi Dorjac..

Thanks for your kind words about my blogs...
sometimes my world of Gromit and my dogs is a safer place to be ....

That must have been so stressful for you, not knowing if the roads would be clear for you to travel for OH's chemo ...

I do put the radio on outside in the garden sometimes... to try to block the noise .. I've never put radio on outdoors when living at previous addresses .. but I don't really like doing that in case I upset other neighbours...

...but I do need to have this NFH noise problem resolved ..
they are breaking the Deed of Covenant ... and making me stressed and unwell ...

16 Jul, 2011

 

TT I have only just read this blog, have you managed to sort this shocking problem out yet, I am so furious that you should be treated like this, it is not right that you cannot enjoy your garden without all this noise, please tell me something is being done now.......xx

16 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Dotty and Avis ...
That's wonderful to know of kind people wanting to help.
I've been coping with this virtually on my own for far too long.
I cannot carry on like this ..
I deserve peace in my house and gardens ..
The noise is making me stressed and ill..
I'll put an update on here mid-week.
Thanks again.

17 Jul, 2011

 

so sorry TT... i know how noisy neighbours can be... when i first moved here 6 years ago... they went away and left there teenage daughter on her own.. she had an all night party with music all night to early hours of morning.... next day i was straight on the phone to the council ... they sent them a letter and never done that again... but they were always very noisy...... they have recently moved..... Hooray... so hope new neighbours will be better.... If i were you i would go through the council......

17 Jul, 2011

 

Hi Holly...

Sounds like you have a very helpful Council... wish they were all like that !
I hope you have lovely new neighbours :o)

18 Jul, 2011

 

Terra, are you going to do something about this problem this week, I hope so, xx

18 Jul, 2011

 

Hi Yorks..
Thanks for checking in on this blog...
yes ... under way....
I'll put an update on this blog, probably tomorrow..
xxx

18 Jul, 2011

 

That's great Terra ... just remember everyone on here is on your side ... I'm sure if it were possible we'd all come round and support you! Keep smiling ... : o ))) x

18 Jul, 2011

 

we would sort the buggers out Shirley, good on you Tet, go for it, as Shirley said we are all behind you,

18 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Shirley and Yorks...
Maybe we need a GoY supporters bus... ;o)

18 Jul, 2011

 

You'd need more than one, Terra ... lol! : o )))))

18 Jul, 2011

 

Lol... Bring them on ... :o)

18 Jul, 2011

 

half a dozen double deckers more like it,

18 Jul, 2011

 

Can I use my bus pass? :)

Seriously, TT, I am so sorry that this horrible problem is on-going. I just wish one of us could come up with a solution that would solve it for you once and for all. I've had inconsiderate neighbours from time to time but nothing like you are having to put up with. The 'dowsing' incident is physical abuse/bullying and the police should take that very seriously. Do you have a community policeman/warden? Ours is very approachable and willing to help. Will be thinking of you and watching out for further updates.

18 Jul, 2011

 

Lol. Yorks ...
... bring the Double Deckers and the Yorkie bars ;o)

Thanks Gee... and please bring Millie, too... :o)

Seriously ... draft blog just completed ...

... hopefully on GoY tomorrow ...

Maybe the communal power of GoY will come up with an answer ....

... I'm praying ..

before I become even more stressed and unwell ...

18 Jul, 2011

 

Slight unavoidable delay ...

I'm planning that my new blog will be on GoY at the end of this week ...

20 Jul, 2011

 

New blog now on GoY :o)

21 Jul, 2011

 

Oh Terra, I had no idea your problem was as bad as this, it must be unbearable for you. Fortunately I have no experience of nuisance neighbours and I am truly grateful for it. I have read many of the comments and can hardly believe the dreadful problems that have to be endured by so many people, it is completely unacceptable that these persons are allowed to get away with causing so much distress. I really hope contact the council because I`m sure if you can make a record of the noise, something will be done...its just taking that first step. You can`t go on like this. Love and hugs xxxxxxx

21 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Sandra ..
Not sure if you have caught up with my blog of today which has a Youtube link to the noise...

I really appreciate your kindness and support. xxx

21 Jul, 2011

 

I listened TT, and it's awful! It's obviously a recording on a loop and it's almost as though they WANT you to 'snitch' to the council, then they can say 'Ha Ha!' Their problem with you is obviously one of jealousy. They are the type of people who feel unable to achieve the lovely garden you have worked so hard for, your lovely dogs you have worked so hard for, and your charity work - which they probably cannot understand, so - in the way of all scum - they choose to attempt to destroy it so they're not faced with their own inabilities every day. Take this recording to your council offices and to the police and make them listen. Now. And I AM giving you an order! Your peace of mind is far more important than the continuation of scummy activities from next door. Go now!

22 Jul, 2011

 

Just to assure Nariz and everyone... these are real fowl next door... I have watched them from upstairs windows..... I can see them when I am on steps trimming climbers ... My friend helps me trim some of the difficult fast-growing climbers which the NFH grow and he sees them too ... and we certainly hear these fowl .... every day... when we are in the front garden near the road packing his car to go out ... we can still hear these fowl :o(((

It is not a loop of tape... The fowl screeching goes on for hours ...

22 Jul, 2011

 

Terra, I am not finding time to keep up with blogs with any regularity so have only just seen this. I've been so shocked that you are still having problems with these NFH and can certainly understand your distress.

I will read your updated blog and see what is happening now in your situation.

For now I'll send you some (((Terra))).....I so wish there was something we could all do to help solve this serious harrassment situation for you. Take care. x

24 Jul, 2011

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