Well, My weekend has started, much like many others, with the Private Owners standing outside my home – Gathering for their ritualistic “point & ridicule”.
I went outside to my car – to get something from the boot – Bear in mind, this is MY car (not on Finance, Not borrowed – MINE), On MY driveway outside MY home (The Social Housing property that I pay for).
I am greeted by the Neighbours, talking loudly about the “Scum” & how can they get rid of them – pointing in my direction.
At the moment their weapon of choice is a fence… Yes you heard right.
After 8 years of ridiculous complaints about my car, my girls, my dog, my cats, my pond, my beating my children (of course investigated & vindicated), my growing the wrong sort of bushes in my garden, my washing machine being too noisy, my laugh being too noisy, me Jumping on cars in the street at 3 am with my daughters boyfriend (arrested, investigated & vindicated, off course it never happened), my choice in men (yes I was actually investigated because I had a boyfriend sleep over once in 8 years & they wrote a complaint about him being “under-age” inferring I was a paedophile; which of course he wasn’t & I am NOT a paedophile), now totalling over 500 complaints & needing some new avenues, the weapon of choice is the Environmental Services Department & a “fence”.
Bear in mind its the fence which is my responsibility (my side boundary) & has been replaced by my landlord to the private neighbours whims 3 times in 2 months (whereas If I wanted it changed, They DON’T do Fences!)….
During this time she has also wanted to take some of my front garden – which after a bit of a fight, I have just given up – as my landlord has said it will cost too much money to fight legally, so let her have it. SO she now has had my fence lowered, so she can shout over it at us & moved over into our garden by a foot by MY landlord. All to “keep the Private Owner quiet” – Well quiet for the authorities, BUT I get the abuse still.
Anyway, back to today, which as it is a nice day, some of them spend time screaming at me, or more “Stealth-attacking” with the “gatherings” outside my home… Its easy to do & is explained away to the “Authorities” as just chit-chat, as I live in an affluent suburb so “Nice Home-owners” wouldn’t be doing horrible things like this now would they???
Even with video evidence, witnesses etc – the Authorities “Know” the nice Private owners wouldn’t do it!!!!
So I have grabbed my diary from my boot & run back indoors to the sounds of “Yes, I have got XXXXXXXX (insert Housing Association name) to come back again next week, (laughter), They have to move it again”.
The other Private Owners laugh Loudly – The cackle I know so well The one that makes my blood boil & yet makes me shiver at the same time… The one they use when they are together & I, a single woman who is working her fingers to the bone, is alone…….
There is no one who will help me, I’ve tried The Authorities – Landlord who says its too expensive to prosecute them, Police who seem to find it hard to believe the evidence of their own officers who have witnessed the spitting, name-calling, swearing & have also witnessed them stating they categorically want the Social Housing Scum out, wont help as they believe its down to my landlord to address. The ombudsman whom I contacted 4 years ago, when up to 300 complaints against me told me to go through the Local Authority complaints procedure myself – Basically tit-for-tat… (I’m working 3 jobs at the moment, just to stay afloat & provide for my family & ensure NO_ONE ELSE pays for me or them so when would I have the time to complain about their, noisy laugh/annoying cat & to be honest I don’t want to!).
I have set up this site, Twitter & the Facebook site, basically as sometimes I feel so alone, BUT what it has given me is a sense of purpose, after over 250 emails, tales of woe like mine – I cant let other people – GOOD people go through this… Become second class & have no where to turn when being persecuted, purely because they are Socially Housed…. Things have to change!!!
Oh how I wish it would rain & they would go away 😦