Disappointed

Previously I have written about how I am dealing with some noise issues with my neighbour. Having been in touch with my local council and my housing association I have been hoping for some sort of resolution sooner rather than later, I now know it was maybe a little foolish and immature of me. Silly to think that a few phone calls and letters. Me jotting down dates and times of all disturbances as they all told me to. Taking videos was all for nothing too.

An appointment was made, I was at work and they property in question was visited to get their side and for them to discuss how they can be better neighbours. I eagerly awaited a favourable outcome, maybe I had built it up a bit too much, but when I finally spoke to the person handling my complaint a few days later, boy was I in for a bit of a shock!

It turns out that they are an upstanding, well liked part of the community who absolutely does not understand my complaints. Totally oblivious to why I could possibly be complaining. I mean, as he works all week (hogwash) he is entitled to play his music to relax of a weekend yes? He denies full responsibility for any/all late night door slamming and banging around the house. To quote

“We don’t want any of this trouble we don’t know what her problem is with us”

Well, the feeling is 100% mutual but my favourite part was his answer to pushing Olivia out of the way at the gate? She wasn’t there in his way and he was confused about which gate to use as he felt intimidated by everyone crowding at the gates. We were mums on the school run, not completely unreasonable. A simple excuse me would of done the trick and said parents would of moved out of the way. Instead he chose to push past through my gate and the turn his 6 and a half foot built frame towards my sister and her 15 month old daughter and square up to her like he was ready to thrown down in a full on fist fight! Completely innocent there for sure! So needless to say my complaints aren’t going to be followed up and I am now left completely exasperated and at a loss over what to do now! Feeling like it’s a case of put up and shut up now as apparently regardless of my complaint the fact that they are an elderly couple is going to win out every damn time.

So I have chosen to upload the videos to you tube as a way of making sure they don’t delete from my phone, as it has a habit of doing, and let you decide for yourself if I am indeed making it all up or just being really bitchy over insignificant things.

I would love you to pop over to my you tube account and let me know what you think. Below will be last nights noise. As I was falling asleep around quarter to 12 last night I heard a noise that genuinely made me think someone had (again) tried to get through my back door in the kitchen. So I got up and realised that it was them putting the dog out before bed! Enjoy.

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  1. I think neighbors are a necessary evil, especially in the UK where most houses are terraced or connected. This makes noise issues even worse than what I experienced growing up in the US (where except in the large cities more house are single units than connected).

    Currently, have one neighbor with a dog that barks anytime they aren't home (cute dog but a bit annoying listening to it at times but put up with it as its just under the I'm really pissed level and its a dog, he can't help it).

    Other neighbor loves to vacuum or do noisy home improvements early and late (or all day but the early and late times upset me most as the other have to just accept). I can't believe how many people purposefully go out of their way to be un-neighborly as making loud noise outside the "accepted and approved times". Especially since my partner and I are so careful about when we do louder things.

  2. Oh man! There's nothing worse than feeling on edge in your own home due to neighbour issues and noise! Hope you get this all sorted soon!