our next door neighbours have 2 cars. we have 2. we have space outside our house for one and one in the drive way.
same as they do next door.
yesterday afternoon, the daughter next door parked her micra on the opposite side of the road to our front window, with 2 wheels on the pavement. the front of their house and their driveway was free.
so when my girlfriend came to park outside our house in her normal spot, it blocked both sides of the road, partially. not enough to let another car through the middle.
as was demonstrated when someone else followed her into the street and couldnt get past.
as our drive was being used, my GF had no choice but to back up and park outside next door's house.
she did not restrict access to their driveway.
she got up extra early to move her car but lo & behold, the micra was still there and when my gf got in her car to move it, the mother next door started a tirade of abuse at us about parking in front of her house and apparently blocking her driveway. which we werent.
a quick search on the net found that its very frowned upon to block someones driveway but its not causing an illegal obstruction unless there is a car on it that needs to exit.
apparently you have no right to stop people parking infront of your drive when its not in use.
GFs car was moved, thus blocking the road again. little while later the micra was moved and then placed in their front path.
when my GF left for uni i walked out with her only to be confronted again by the screaming pyscho woman calling us all sorts and trying to justify her daughters car parking by saying that they had visitors on sunday parked infront of their house and the drive was being left open for her son who works away to come home and leave his car in.
i calmly said that wasnt an excuse and that she had left us no choice but to park our car infront of her house, which is well within our rights.
she then went MENTAAAAAAAAL and started threatening my GF that if she ever parks there again she'll knock her out. I said that such threats may be reported to the police. she told me to do so and then said that if her son or husband were there, I wouldnt be standing, i'd be on the floor unconcious.
i said that was 2 more threats of physical violence towards me. though I secretly wanted to say "your husband who left you for a younger woman and your son who couldnt fight the tide in the bath?"
I told her to calm down and that she was making a show of herself.
she continued in such a high voice that only dogs could hear.
then called me an arsehole, told me to f-off and said she was ringing the council to make sure my GF and I are 'registered to live here'.
despite the fact that I have lived in this house since I was 2....
anyways she ranted in her house so loud that i could still hear her and what she and her kids plan to do is if my GF parks anywhere past the boundry of our house, is to deliberately box her car in with theirs.
surely this must be illegal too?
i've tried to reason with her. i've been working in customer service almost all my working life (i'm 32) and i also train in several martial arts that require a lot of patience.