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outlaw65

  3 months ago

It's Great to have Friendly Neighbours.
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The following is a letter I put together for the benefit of my downstairs neighbour just over an hour ago.

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On Wednesday afternoon I went down to take my black wheelie bin out for collection on Thursday, only to discover that it was far too heavy. As a result the dustmen would not have emptied it.

On lifting the lid I found it filled with bits of rolled up carpet. I hope that this was not done by you, but just in case. You should note that I took the bits of carpet out of the bin and threw them into my ground floor shed.

I’ll be contacting the council to request that they remove said strips of carpet via special collection, either tomorrow (29th), or Monday (1st June).

Though from past experience it will probably be weeks before they actually remove anything!

Robin.
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I then went down to post said ditty through the letterbox, only to discover that the young lass and her boyfriend were back from their lockdown, spent elsewhere, and busy painting the living room. It transpired that the boyfriend thought that my bin belonged to the downstairs flat. He apologised for the error of his ways.

She was also very nice about it and told me that she would contact the council to get rid of the carpet herself. As a result I've now given her a spare key for the downstairs shed. The boyfriend even offered to help me at anytime I wanted anything heavy shifted in the future. Not that I can think of anything I need shifting right now. But it's worth bearing that in mind for the future.
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davidwatkin

  3 months ago
Glad the situation was resolved amicably Rob without anyone getting a carpeting. :-)
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survay12

  3 months ago
Our biggest bin problem was when some unknown person just up an adjoining road was clearing out a rental property. He puts lots of "neat", i.e. not wrapped up nor bagged, dogs mess, into our green garden bin. We had to get it all out. It was totally horrible.
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sueal1979

  3 months ago
Easy made mistake by the sounds of it. Sounds like hopefully some good neighbours for you Rob x
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gljcleeve

  3 months ago
Mistakes are frequent and largely easily resolved, well done.
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TheOldDragonsPaul

  3 months ago
Nothing beats having good neighbours !
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spartan3002

  3 months ago
Excellent denouement Rob , well done everyone;)
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Brucie

  3 months ago
We’ve had an ongoing ‘dispute’ with neighbours for the past year concerning a boundary wall they own.
Anyway the wall has remained ugly and unfinished, but as it is their outside wall they can’t see it. We can, and it has spoiled our garden.
We have sympathy as there are significant health issues within the family, but still feel we have been taken advantage of. Planning department were no help, and keep changing their minds and contradicting themselves. The builders cannot complete the work or the corrections to the work until the planners make a decision about legislation - fire exits etc. It is all very complicated.
The reason for my post is that during lockdown my husband got so bored he painted the neighbours wall. He used our leftover paint and was then offered more from another neighbour. We know the builders will be back some time and knock part of the wall out yet again, but for now it looks lovely. !
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KSquirrel

  3 months ago
I've never had a problem of being too heavy for the dustmen? I often put very heavy stuff in mine such as bits of concrete and work on the basis if I can move it without the wheels falling off it's fine :)
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annron1928

  3 months ago
That's great Rob, really nice to have understanding, helpful neighbours :) x
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Mark_W

  3 months ago
Excellent!
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