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Welcome to the neighbourhood… Screaming neighbours and what to do about them?

By SocialHandGrenade - 5 January 2012 117

So let me get this straight. When your neighbour’s have a pesky barking dog that doesn’t shut the hell up, you have some options. There are phone numbers to ring & people who listen & document your complaints, websites & forums with helpful suggestions, organisations such as bark busters who will come to the house, rspca will intervene if they think the animal is being mistreated or ultimately if nothing else works, you can send a piece of bait over the fence mushed into a juicy bit of steak.

What in God’s name do you do when its not the dog that’s the problem, but the horrendously dysfunctional family that NEVER stops screaming abuse at each other. After a string of phone calls & police call outs, it is clear that the cops have no power to do anything, DOC’s have no interest in allocating a case worker to the poor unfortunate children who are subjected to abuse from morning til night (in this case 1am – although I have to say, they can give it almost as good as they get) & it’s virtually impossible to have them removed through Housing ACT.

The swearing is simply intolerable, my interstate visitors are mortified after hearing the soundtrack to our life & I find it incredibly disturbing that my own children have adapted so well they no longer even seem to be affected by it, which I guess is a good thing?

I’d move, but just like there is a bully in every classroom, there is a housing commission property in every street in this town so is it a case of better the devil you know? I know there are good housing families, but sadly they seem to be the exception & not the rule. What do you do?!

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Welcome to the neighbourhood… Screaming neighbours and what to do about them?
Dilandach 11:42 am 05 Jan 12

Violet68 said :

Tooks said :

It’s nearly impossible to be evicted by ACT Housing. Keep calling the police, collect job numbers, keep onto Housing, keep onto child protection. Even with all that, you probably won’t get any peace unless this couple splits up and one of them moves out.

Yes, keep a diary and work on getting them evicted and their children removed. Afterall, yelling is utterly despicable. Those who yell must be punished!!

I doubt its limited to yelling, not to mention the repetitive swearing that kids hear. Of course in your world that is just ‘talking loudly’ with them saying “I love you” with fists.

No one has a right to be an asshat and cause problems in their street for everyone else. The wider community should not have to ignore or put up with them.

Chop71 11:02 am 05 Jan 12

fgzk said :

Chop71 Its rude to ask a name without introducing yourself first.

I was saying, name the street or suburb. I couldn’t care less who the individuals are, although we will probably find them in police reports soon enough.

Violet68 10:58 am 05 Jan 12

Tooks said :

It’s nearly impossible to be evicted by ACT Housing. Keep calling the police, collect job numbers, keep onto Housing, keep onto child protection. Even with all that, you probably won’t get any peace unless this couple splits up and one of them moves out.

Yes, keep a diary and work on getting them evicted and their children removed. Afterall, yelling is utterly despicable. Those who yell must be punished!!

Violet68 10:54 am 05 Jan 12

Jethro said :

Dilandach said :

Stupid question I know because I doubt they know how to converse outside of the “If I yell and rant enough I get my own way!” attitude. But. Have you approached them and told them to keep it down?

I always love these suggestions.

Most of us would prefer not to confront our violent sociopathic neighbours about their violent sociopathic behaviour due to their tendency towards violent sociopathic behaviour.

Yelling is now violent sociopathic behaviour? What are they gonna do? Knock your bins over?

Dilandach 10:50 am 05 Jan 12

Jethro said :

Dilandach said :

Stupid question I know because I doubt they know how to converse outside of the “If I yell and rant enough I get my own way!” attitude. But. Have you approached them and told them to keep it down?

I always love these suggestions.

Most of us would prefer not to confront our violent sociopathic neighbours about their violent sociopathic behaviour due to their tendency towards violent sociopathic behaviour.

Well I admit that I wouldn’t go over in the same situation unless I was prepared to punch on, which really, I’m not.

The next logical step in my eyes for dealing with these sorts would involve a couple of nail guns, some planks of wood, cans of petrol and a late night visit to the front and back doors.

andym 10:45 am 05 Jan 12

Just substitute the steak with a Big Mac?

AG Canberra 10:40 am 05 Jan 12

2.4m colourbond fence? Makes a big difference to noise levels that can be heard within a house….

Jethro 10:30 am 05 Jan 12

Dilandach said :

Stupid question I know because I doubt they know how to converse outside of the “If I yell and rant enough I get my own way!” attitude. But. Have you approached them and told them to keep it down?

I always love these suggestions.

Most of us would prefer not to confront our violent sociopathic neighbours about their violent sociopathic behaviour due to their tendency towards violent sociopathic behaviour.

grump 10:27 am 05 Jan 12

Dilandach said :

Stupid question I know because I doubt they know how to converse outside of the “If I yell and rant enough I get my own way!” attitude. But. Have you approached them and told them to keep it down?

now there’s a winning suggestion…….

Dilandach 10:21 am 05 Jan 12

Stupid question I know because I doubt they know how to converse outside of the “If I yell and rant enough I get my own way!” attitude. But. Have you approached them and told them to keep it down?

Tooks 10:20 am 05 Jan 12

It’s nearly impossible to be evicted by ACT Housing. Keep calling the police, collect job numbers, keep onto Housing, keep onto child protection. Even with all that, you probably won’t get any peace unless this couple splits up and one of them moves out.

fgzk 10:16 am 05 Jan 12

Chop71 Its rude to ask a name without introducing yourself first.

carnardly 10:08 am 05 Jan 12

yeah – let us know – we can all come and sit outside and watch! 🙂

Deref 10:01 am 05 Jan 12

Invite them around for a nice meal of mushrooms on toast.

Chop71 9:46 am 05 Jan 12

Name and Shame.

Can’t wait to get the address. 🙂

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