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Perhaps it's just me getting old, but what's with this new craze of having a kids trampoline in your back garden?

We will live in pleasant, suburban area where detached four bedroom houses and big(ish) gardens are the norm as a result we fully expect there to be kids knocking around and a modicum of noise emanating from said kids.

Bouncing up and down peering over the fence...

We came home the other day having done a hard day's graft at the office, looking forward enjoy one of those rare summer evenings and to a nice relaxing alfresco dinner, to find a rather large construction protruding over the fence between our house and our next door neighbours.  Fine, says me until two rather large and extremely noisy children were bouncing up and down peering over the fence watching me as I prepared our dinner in the kitchen.

Kids trampoline in the back garden Kids will be kids trampoline or not, I said to myself; despite feeling somewhat uncomfortable and continued to ignore the raucous laughter and gawking, half wishing I was their age again!!  That was until we sat down for our nice alfresco dinner, during which the kids continued to jump higher and higher and higher whilst looking over at us, laughing loudly, pointing at us and commenting to us on what we were eating in VERY loud voices.  This needless to say left us feeling discomfited enough for us to waste the rare summer evening and go indoors to finish our dinner.

What I want to know is:-

Where has this craze come from all of a sudden?
Why oh why do parents insist on putting up these trampoline right next to their neighbours fence or a road?
Does anyone else feel that trampolines are an intrusion of privacy or is it just me? and...
What should I do?

By: Lottie


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Aj12345

Aj12345

We have the same problem but it’s actually against the law so we’re getting the council involved.
09/06 Aj12345
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jethro

jethro

Get used to it everybody, Tramp's are here to stay, kid's are here to stay. If you cannot stand the noise of childen near you, win the lottery or adapt, cause there's no answer.
06/06 jethro
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Jethro

Jethro

@stacy, Don't feel too satified and smug, developers will soon build a housing complex at the bottom of your garden.
06/06 Jethro
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Stacy

Stacy

Giant potted plants or a screen you can move in case they move the trampoline? Hmm. Blast opera music at them every time they're peeping over your fence? A scary scarecrow? I don't know. Good luck!
Ps. will say we are so much happier that we've moved out to the country and neighbors aren't so close.
05/06 Stacy
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Sunny

Sunny

Again like most people on here I have the same problem, the trampoline has no guard and pushed up tight to my fence. We have only small gardens and next doors is even smaller.
Sitting in my lounge this week looked up to see a body of a 9 year old hanging over my fence , not worth asking politely for them not to do it as mother will just be abusive the fence is getting broken and I am getting very stressed, the house is rented , has anyone got any tips and please don’t say move
28/05 Sunny
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LizB

LizB

It seems that there are many people suffering from selfish neighbours with rowdy kids. My life is governed by them - I love my garden but hardly use it since every day in the holidays, every weekend and every afternoon from 3 pm to well after 9 pm, kids are out there screaming their heads off, parents of course inside. Why is it that we are expected to put up with this, and seen as old moaners? Why can we not have the use of our ghardens? I think we should get together and do something about this.
27/05 LizB
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HCC

HCC

Cook naked
23/05 HCC
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Jethro

Jethro

@bouncer23, you are being spyed on by more sources that you can think of. Your privacy is next to nil. Kids on a trampoline are the least of your worries. It's the new world you live in.
18/05 Jethro
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Bouncer23

Bouncer23

Thank you Jethro for your constructive comment. I'm not worried the whole world is spying on me I just believe we have a right to privacy in our own garden.
17/05 Bouncer23
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jethro

jethro

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No privacy with kids trampoline in the garden

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Perhaps it's just me getting old, but what's with this new craze of having a kids trampoline in your back garden?

We will live in pleasant, suburban area where detached four bedroom houses and big(ish) gardens are the norm as a result we fully expect there to be kids knocking around and a modicum of noise emanating from said kids.

Bouncing up and down peering over the fence...

We came home the other day having done a hard day's graft at the office, looking forward enjoy one of those rare summer evenings and to a nice relaxing alfresco dinner, to find a rather large construction protruding over the fence between our house and our next door neighbours. Fine, says me until two rather large and extremely noisy children were bouncing up and down peering over the fence watching me as I prepared our dinner in the kitchen.

Kids trampoline in the back garden Kids will be kids trampoline or not, I said to myself; despite feeling somewhat uncomfortable and continued to ignore the raucous laughter and gawking, half wishing I was their age again!! That was until we sat down for our nice alfresco dinner, during which the kids continued to jump higher and higher and higher whilst looking over at us, laughing loudly, pointing at us and commenting to us on what we were eating in VERY loud voices. This needless to say left us feeling discomfited enough for us to waste the rare summer evening and go indoors to finish our dinner.

What I want to know is:-

Where has this craze come from all of a sudden?
Why oh why do parents insist on putting up these trampoline right next to their neighbours fence or a road?
Does anyone else feel that trampolines are an intrusion of privacy or is it just me? and...
What should I do?

By: Lottie

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@Bouncer23, yes you really have something to worry about. The whole world is spying on you, Kid's on trampoline are watching your every move. They report back about your every movement, what you are doing, your life is not private any longer. Your paranoir is justified. Watch out, we can see everthing you do.
17/05 jethro
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Bouncer23

Bouncer23

Poorly positioned trampolines are an invasion of privacy, in our case they can see our entire garden. Has anyone taken legal advice/action? I would love to know.
17/05 Bouncer23
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SHIPPY

SHIPPY

Ps.Had also yo phone the police because one blew onto the road lucky no car was on it at the time
04/05 SHIPPY
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Shippy

Shippy

Agree with you completely what has happened to play parks for kids I think these should be banned I have twice had these bloody things blown into my garden from nieghbours on either side.
04/05 Shippy
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Jethro

Jethro

So, what do you fear them seeing? If you are so paranoid about your privacy, erect a higher screen.
03/05 Jethro
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fed up

fed up

We have had this all through lockdown. I tried to speak to the mother of the trampoline family politely about this and they're not a family we know well as their house backs onto ours. They have a far longer garden than ours and they put it as close to their back fence (and our garden) as possible. The polite word was the usual: just saying that the trampoline was really close, that their kids could see directly into our garden when using it and if it was at all possible to move it back a bit. Their mum seemed prickly immediately and said words to the effect of "it's our garden and we will put it where we want"

The next time they were on the trampoline while my husband was in the garden the kids using it started shouting things like "hello!" "neighbour!" "trampoline!" on the height of each bounce. This had never happened before and I'm pretty sure their parents instructed them to do this after we had a word about it.

There should be laws about where you can space them from the fence. They may as well have installed a viewing platform against the back where their children can look in.
03/05 fed up
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