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Noisy neighbour's kids

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MyHappy256
MyHappy256 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
In the perfect world, it wouldn't bother me so much if the next door neighbour's kids wanted to play bounce the ball outside my bedroom window, at night, maybe, maybe if my Council house had double glazing and it didn't make such a noise, I wouldn't mind repeatedly being woken up.

I am terminally ill and recovering from a transplant, just back from hospital again where they had to remove 8 of my teeth under GA, home again, heavily medicated and I can't sleep because I keep getting woken by this next door neighbour's kid?

I knocked on my window and 10 minutes later got an angry parent who came to threaten me?

According to this chap, his kids have every right to bounce their ball outside my bedroom window, they are even allowed to make a noise up to 9 pm at night?

There is plenty of space in the surrounds, why does he have to bounce the ball under my window?

We have a resident's parking area in front separated by a front grassy area with a path running around it, rather than play on the grass, this kid runs along the path bouncing his ball, is it unreasonable for me to want to sleep?

Is there really a 21h00 curfew for noise?

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,642 Disability Gamechanger
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    never heard of a "curfew" for noise, my suggestion would be to speak to the council, how old is this "kid" who is causing your problems ?
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  • MyHappy256
    MyHappy256 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Not good with kid's ages I would guess somewhere between 12-14
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,629 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 14
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    Might be wrong but I don't think there is any rule that exists that the kid is breaking...

    Not to say that the kid (and his parent) isn't an ****, it's possible to be "in the right" but still be a complete **** about it

    Depending on the nature of the threats I would be more worried about the parent, would it be worth letting the police know this person has made suggestions about assaulting a terminally ill person? I believe if you make the police aware then if he does ever decide to act in future it's considered more serious as they have already been made aware of the threats

    Obviously you don't want to cause any neighbourly tensions but sounds like it's past that stage anyway

    This is all based on 2nd hand info/opinions from an ex copper so may be mistaken but just my take on it!!! 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @MyHappy256

    Welcome to the community!

    I am so sorry to hear you have been so unwell and wanted to check that you have support around you?

    I'm also so sorry that your were threatened by your neighbour and agree you should report it. You can do this online too. More so to have a log of the incident in case the neighbours behaviour escalates. 

    Citizen's Advice has an information page on Complaining about your neighbour that you may find helpful to read. Please don't hesitate to reach out if we can support in any way <3 
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  • MyHappy256
    MyHappy256 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Thank you for your support and input, yes, very diplomatically put, re: the child.

    I think the behaviour of this parent warrants some cause for alarm, but I am new to the area and don't want to stir up trouble at the moment.

    There are many disabled and vulnerable people in the area where I live and as I learned today I was not the only one that this chap "visited"

    I have reported the matter to the Council.

    At this point I won't report the matter to the police, but I will find out about getting cctv and a body cam if possible to prevent the situation of he said she said.

    Thank you
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    @MyHappy256 Please don't hesitate to reach out if we can help support further <3 
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