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    Default Parking on nature strips - Pet Hate

    Hi there everyone,

    One of my pet hates is parking on the nature strip.

    Before everyone gets all up in arms I am talking about my nature strip. I don't care what people do on their own, they can do as they please! (and yes, I know the nature strip isn't actually my property, it belongs to the council).

    I also acknowledge that some streets are so narrow there is no other option but to park on the nature strip.

    So, anyway, my neighbours have a visitor who seems to think that my nature strip is her personal parking space. My street is very wide and has loads of parking, however she chooses to park right on my nature strip (not my neighbours who she is visiting as theirs has a power pole).

    IT DOES MY HEAD IN

    Yes, I know my anger is completely irrational but hey, I'm a new Mummy and sleep deprived so I am allowed to be irrational.

    The last time this visitor parked on my nature strip I chatted to my neighbour after said visitor had left (I pretended to be watering the garden but was watching for when my neighbour came outside so I could ambush her) and said "hey, do you happen to know who was parking on my nature strip?" neighbour replied "yes, Its my sister" and then started talking about something else. I was too chicken to say anything else and hoped she would get the hint.... it didn't work.

    I'm too much of a chicken $hit scaredy cat to just be a normal person and ask the sister to stop parking on my nature strip so i am thinking of planting something or buying a huge rock to block the access so no-one can ever park there again.

    Am I derranged?

    What would you do?

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    It would bother me too!! I'd get a big huge rock or something.

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    Or a big F%$& off sign saying DO NOT PARK ON MY NATURE STRIP

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    We put just a wooden pole upright in the lawn to stop anyone from parking on ours lol its only about 30cm tall. Small and effective!

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    plant something in the middle of it.

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    I like the pole idea!!!!!

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    Just been talking about this with DH! We have new neighbours who drive over the corner of our nature strip to park on theirs!! Very annoying so am on the look out for a big rock to sit there. Bet they won't want to pay for our reticulation when they drive over it and break it will they?!

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    It would annoy me too. There is a council by law where I live and you are fined for parking on the nature strip. There is an old biddy down the court from us who calls the council any time anyone parks half on our nature strip and half on the road. Stupid old woman! They wouldn't half park on it if the road was wide enough to park on and still have cars safely drive past!

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    nature strips are council land, not our own personal property.

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    I think I'd install a whole garden bed complete with edging and advanced plants

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