My next door neighbour that we have had problems with before asked me what my problem was before shouting at my about staring at her and her 18yr old daughter...
I have not stared at them, only in response to them standing at their front window staring at us on our way back from being out.
We were so inundated with noise that we had to move all of our guests inside.
It was a horrible and awkward way to finish off such a great celebration that we had been looking forward to all year.
The area we live in has always been praised for its serene and quiet nature and the other families that live in our cosy cul-de-sac like us, have been settled there for decades.
It was a shock when our next door neighbours Carol and Steve decided to sell their house but as soon as they moved a younger couple moved in.
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The screaming, the aftermath and the time of which it all happened (always past midnight) made it impossible for Julia and I to get a good night’s sleep anymore. I tried to be civil about it but this was the final straw.
Bullying and harassment by neighbours is common but there's little information on how to deal with it.
Laws are weak and often authorities are reluctant to become involved.
News and links May 2005: leylandii becomes subject to anti-social behaviour laws: 2003: UK government targets bullying neighbours, 2002: Cupressocyparis Leylandii to be subject to law in the UK: local councils are to be granted new powers to deal with the curse of the Leylandii: harassment by neighbour ends in murder - article in the Evening Times.
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