Blinking ridiculous! Do the children not have their own gardens to play in? Do the parents want them to play in the dog doo that others have left behind? If the kids have nowhere to go, nor the dogs, then surely the council should address that? Poo bins are not expensive (although then they would have to empty them!), and give the kids a park. Everyone is entitled to peace and no trespass on their own property, surely?
Or if the neighbours are that bothered, tell them to make you an offer for the land that YOU bought with YOUR house, then they can own it and do what they like with it. Somehow don't imagine that they would take you up on THAT offer!
How many of them have fences or a boundary of some sort?
Do you have kids or a dog of your own? if not, borrow them, and let them play and crap in your neighbours' gardens and see how they like it! I'd bring mine if I was closer! Oh, and I meant, the kids to play and the dogs to crap, but I suppose either way would work, now I think about it
Anyway, I too would go for the jaggiest fence possible. Would have suggested a mixed hedge for wildlife, but poor birds would never be able to settle, would they? I just googled 'thorny hedges', and allsorts came up, even some recommended by the police.
Have the police been no use? Trespass is a criminal offence, is it not?
I just think it is such a shame that people can't just live in peace. There are so many threads on here about bad neighbours, and usually some form of boundary dispute. It makes me appreciate my neighbours so much more, as I am very lucky. If I'm annoying them in some way, they have never said, and we all help each other in some small way. In fact, I've always been very lucky, throughout my life, and usually made good friends with neighbours, even if a wee hiccup along the way. I've obviously been lucky not to have a cantankerous one. Perhaps we should do a 'Kenny Everett'. 'Round 'em up, put 'em in a field, and bomb the b******s'
Or a banner saying 'peace not poops'.(tongue should be IN the cheek, there!) Better still,' Do not cross this line, Toxic waste' , with a skull and crossbones. After all, how many of these irresponsible dog owners worm and vaccinate their dogs? And toxocariasis is no laughing matter. If you are not a dog owner, and contract it from cleaning up their dog waste, could you sue all of the dog owners? They would soon wish they had let you keep the fence, then! More so if a child contracted it and went blind. Then I suppose they would sue you for getting rid of the fence!
Hope you resolve it all. I feel for you.I know it is not a joking matter, so I'm sorry if I have offended you. It was meant to cheer you a little, in a difficult situation