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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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AJS

AJS

In my case, it's not the small child who's the problem, it's the adult father. Iv'e told him that continually seeing his head and shoulders peering into my kitchen and back garden is an invasion of my privacy. I politely asked him if he would move the 12ft monster further back from my regulatory 2m rear fence to at least stop him peering over the fence. Unfortunately, it's fallen on deaf ears and the moron continues ruin our privacy. I've now in the process of installing free standing trellis screens and rapid climbing plants.
09/07 AJS
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Lindiloo

Lindiloo

That’s fine if you look after your children but I have neighbours who just drink and smoke while their children do whatever they want and yes the sound of the trampoline squeaking and thudding plus the children screaming is a nightmare
29/06 Lindiloo
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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Desperate, what about your mental state? Could you get your doctor to put you on anti-depressants because of the stress, and then complain again? Good luck!
21/05 grumpyoldwoman
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Desperate.

Desperate.

@peed off, Yes I know how you feel. We have a DIY moron living next door suffering with OCD. Twelve years of manic drilling, banging, sawing, etc. Council cannot do anything because of his mental state, even when they try talking to him. Where's the justice?
21/05 Desperate.
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peed off

peed off

I hate the damn things, our neighbours have had one rotting away for the last 6 years at least, that doesn't stop the kids, now teenagers, noisily bouncing every evening, after a day of god awful music whilst splashing in the paddling pool. We were hoping the trampoline had lived out its life but now the mother is looking for a new one, add the forever barking dog to the mix and you can see the summer I'm in for
20/05 peed off
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Moan

Moan

My neighbor did the same thing. I wanted to report them to their homeowners insurance company but apparently there is no way of finding out who is the company.
08/05 Moan
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Fedup

Fedup

I’ve the same problems and the answer you can’t do anything. Local police told me it’s their garden and they can put a trampoline anywhere they like.
05/05 Fedup
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Ilovetrampolines

Ilovetrampolines

So glad I don’t live near any of you miserable bastards.
02/05 Ilovetrampolines
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Annoyed

Annoyed

Win 1975 must have kids that use a trampoline and yes re coved 19 we are totally in lockdown and would like to de-stress in this very stressful time
25/04 Annoyed
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Annoyed

Annoyed

I totally agree, all trampolines should be banned from gardens. We have requested our neighbours move it away from our fence as we live in terraced housing with very little privacy as it is & now we have to watch and listen to the child bouncing up and down.
25/04 Annoyed
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Blinder

Blinder

I totally agree, i live in a small bungalow and she has put a huge trampoline near the boundary wall. She is a Mother of 3 boys, 14: 15 and 13 as well as herself use it and because her very big garden is higher than mine they can see into my conservatory and through to my kitchen. I lost my Husband in January 2020 and really could do without this.
25/04 Blinder
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sapphire

sapphire

my stupid lazy neighbour has just put up a 10ft trampoline in her 12ft garden
Right next to our patio and looking straight in our house
It's awful towering over the fence and theres her and her absolutely dreadfully behaved screaming shouting 4 year old on it bouncing up and down
It is a disgrace that these things are allowed in residential gardens especially as this monstrous thing takes up her whole garden
The child is an absolute little b....d and as soon as lockdown ends she will have every child and adult here she possibly can screaming
Its unbearable with the noise usually but now with this awful trampoline our lives will be utter hell
She doesant care about her house or garden and the child is feral ...
A law needs to be passed to ban these awful trampolines.They are making peoples lives an absolute misery
21/04 sapphire
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Jim year

Jim year

I think people who have children need to take responsibility for there own noisy children and stop telling them to go in the garden and annoy everyone ! I have 4 and I can’t stand noisy children from gardens we don’t want to hear it ! Put the trampoline in ur front room .........
20/04 Jim year
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Win1975

Win1975

Oh my God! Are people really so anal! People are dying of a killer virus and all you are bothered about is kids bouncing on a trampoline! Kids can't go to the park at the moment or go for a day out. I bought a trampoline purely to allow my children to have some fun and by the way I am not a parent who just lets their children do anything so that I can do my own thing, I am a very hands on parent.
What is wrong with the sound of children laughing and having fun! The world has gone mad!!!
20/04 Win1975
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Sally

Sally

My neighbours have a trampoline next to the fence, it towers about 2foot higher than the fence and kids (and sometimes adults) are bouncing higher than the top of the trampoline, in this time of social distancing should it be illegal for them to use the trampoline as I do not feel safe going out into my garden. What are your thoughts?
16/04 Sally
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