Posted: 09/09/2013 at 12:51
Amazingly there have already been 460 hits on this thread - thank you all those who have visited.
Granted that tea drinker's experiences are just one example of the terrible neighbour problems that people have to put up with - but the way everything can be compounded and worsened by 'withheld protection' of indifferent local authorities has in her case become an issue in itself.
ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM 'WITHHELD PROTECTION'?
Over a decade ago, when my wife and I were suffering from a longstanding antisocial neighbour problem, Jack Straw, the then Home Secretary (I think) initiated a real push to give local authorities extra powers to deal with such situations. At the time it seemed like a godsend. But where are we now?
It occurs to me that there are others out there who are suffering not only from antisocial neighbours but also like tea drinker from similar 'withheld protection' of indifferent authorities - but specifically in the case of neighbour problems with a garden theme, if possible.
Why not continue the use of this thread to record your experiences of dilatory or ineffective help from local authorities.
We should still keep tea drinker's thread separate - since, as anyone reading it will know, her experience has become a real saga (incidentally, 'A Social Saga' was one of my original working titles for The Bully and the Policeman).