Posted: 10/03/2014 at 07:56
Jools - it makes you wonder who's the mug nowadays doesn't it? When you try to do it the right way, you're the one who gets the grief.
Trespass isn't a criminal offence jeannie - it's only if there's damage, and frankly the police don't give a toss anyway. It's a bleeping joke. I had the same attitude when I politely asked people not to let their children run through my garden. Some of the replies were 'well you've got that bit fenced off so...', 'it's only grass', 'this is a family area, why did you move here?', it's not like he's picking your flowers' and 'what is your problem?' - that one was in a Vicky Pollard style complete with the shoulder movement ... It was the manner in which it was said that was the real issue. No respect for anyone or anyone's property. An older woman said to me one day - 'they think when they buy a house they've bought the whole street'.