The “annoyed” woman took to parenting site Mumsnet and explained that she was angry and concerned about her neighbours’ behaviour – after learning they were using her garden when she was away
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A woman was left ‘concerned’ after learning her nightmare neighbours are climbing over a wall to use her garden while she is at work.
The “annoyed” woman said that every time she left for work, the group, who ‘arent the friendliest of people at the best of times’, would scale a wall between their properties to lay about in her garden.
She was left “concerned it’ll escalate” and wanted to avoid conflict with the neighbours, and turned to parenting blog Mumsnet to seek out advice, as the Liverpool Echo reports.
She explained that she first noticed things were being moved around in her garden so installed a security camera, and caught the group climbing over the wall.
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In her post, the woman said: “I have a block of flats next to my house and I thought for a while things have been moved in my garden and it seemed a bit weird.
“I’ve got a lock on the gate and it’s always locked. So over the weekend, I’ve installed a small outdoor camera under my guttering which records the whole back garden.
“So I’ve come home tonight after work (I work the late shift) and found two cigarette butts on the path by my seating area.
“So I checked the camera and the neighbours have climbed my wall and been sitting in my garden from 2pm until 8pm using my seating and table.”
She continued: “To say I’m annoyed is an understatement but how [do] I confront them as they aren’t the friendliest of people at the best of times. So I guess they’ve been doing this since the nice weather began.
“Unfortunately it’s not difficult to see I’m out as I have to drive to work and so once my car’s not there they obviously know I’m out.
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“I just don’t know how to approach this as I’m a single woman and just concerned it’ll escalate but I can’t allow this.
“I thought maybe a note through their door asking them to not use it anymore. They haven’t seen the camera but now I wonder how long it’s been going on.”
Hundreds of Mumsnet users shared their thoughts, with many expressing shock over the woman’s neighbours’ behaviour.
Molly said: “I would actually make the camera very obviously visible – in the hope that they see it’s there and don’t ever come back. Then you won’t need to worry about interacting with them. I can’t believe the nerve of some people!”
And a second user said: “I would make a sign to put on the table top, ‘You are trespassing, you are being recorded, and the police will be called’.”
“Spikes on the top of the fence, or anti climb paint” added a third. “Report the trespass to the police. They sound like scum.”
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