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You can start playing in their driveway. They'll get the message eventually.
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Go outside and start watering your lawn. Then accidently spray the kids, just apologize and say oops you're kids should try to stick to your side of the driveway next time.
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97gst wrote:
Jul 7th, 2013 9:44 pm
bear traps?
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offer them a dime every time they play on your driveway and ask them to come back tmrw at the same time for another dime....lols
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call your city councillor and complain about it, file a complaint.
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if the two partys cant work it out between them......things will get real messy. try putting those signs on your lawn that say...."beware..just treated with chemicals"

good luck.
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Police aren't going to care unless there is deliberate damage to your property, and possibly not even then.

I'd suggest making the area unappealing to the children. Set up a stereo in the garage and play light jazz or classical music all day.

Or perhaps a motion-detector sprinkler.
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henrycao8 wrote:
Jul 7th, 2013 9:38 pm
We live in an attached townhouse and our neighbor's two kids often play on our driveway. For both safety reason and to protect our assets (cars from getting scratched), we spoke with their parents and asked them to please keep their kids on their side of the driveway. They refused and insisted that since we are neighbors, it is no big deal letting their kids play on our driveway. We would like to prevent such situation from happening. What actions should we take? Do police care about this kind of situation? Is this considered trespassing?

Thanks in advance.
1) It's your property so it is kind of a big deal
2) The parents are idiots
3) Teach them a lesson:

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No offense but I think you need to lighten up. You live in a TH development which means you live around a lot of people, all in close proximity. I would have to assume that you knew this when you moved in. :razz:

You say you are concerned about safety and protecting your assets. Well, I sort of question this as I think you are probably being territorial about YOUR driveway. IF they played only on their side, there is still a risk they could damage your assets (car) but you are in just as much "danger" of having that happen each time you park your car somewhere. As far as safety goes, I can see how playing in your driveway is unsafe.

The worse thing you can do is alienate or p*$$ off your neighbours as you never know when you might need each other. If the kids are acting like a pack of wild wolves, that's one thing but if they are just a couple of innocent kids running around being kids, then IMHO you should just enjoy watching actual kids playing outside. It's not a sight one sees so often any more.

Before we moved to our present home, we lived in a big house in a tiny village and we allowed all of the neighbour kids (well, not all but a lot of them) to cut through our yard, play in our yard and driveway and use our basketball net whenever they wanted. A couple of times they got a bit unruly and I simply went out and nicely told them to take it easy. They always showed us a great deal of respect and we never had to worry that when they got older that they would target us for anything that "some" teenagers target people with.

Anyhow, that's my 2 cents worth.
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Start using their driveway to do projects like paint wood furniture without drop sheets and tell them it's no big deal since you're neighbors.
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RolandCouch wrote:
Jul 7th, 2013 10:14 pm
Start using their driveway to do projects like paint wood furniture without drop sheets and tell them it's no big deal since you're neighbors.
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This works too
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deltone wrote:
Jul 7th, 2013 10:13 pm
No offense but I think you need to lighten up. You live in a TH development which means you live around a lot of people, all in close proximity. I would have to assume that you knew this when you moved in. :razz:

You say you are concerned about safety and protecting your assets. Well, I sort of question this as I think you are probably being territorial about YOUR driveway. IF they played only on their side, there is still a risk they could damage your assets (car) but you are in just as much "danger" of having that happen each time you park your car somewhere. As far as safety goes, I can see how playing in your driveway is unsafe.

The worse thing you can do is alienate or p*$$ off your neighbours as you never know when you might need each other. If the kids are acting like a pack of wild wolves, that's one thing but if they are just a couple of innocent kids running around being kids, then IMHO you should just enjoy watching actual kids playing outside. It's not a sight one sees so often any more.

Before we moved to our present home, we lived in a big house in a tiny village and we allowed all of the neighbour kids (well, not all but a lot of them) to cut through our yard, play in our yard and driveway and use our basketball net whenever they wanted. A couple of times they got a bit unruly and I simply went out and nicely told them to take it easy. They always showed us a great deal of respect and we never had to worry that when they got older that they would target us for anything that "some" teenagers target people with.

Anyhow, that's my 2 cents worth.
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