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    My inlaws get really cross when people park in front of their house so they often park their own car on the street, particularly when they know their neighbours (who have 5 kids, plus bf/gf's etc) have something on.

    I've never had a nature strip that people park on (rather they park on the street out the front of the house which doesn't bother me in the slightest), so I'm not sure how I would feel about it, but suspect I would get peeved if my nature strip was getting wrecked. If I were you, I'd plant something in the middle of the nature strip and hope to god people stop parking there. You might have to wait until sleep deprivation wears off and warmer weather arrives though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    nature strips are council land, not our own personal property.
    Yes, she acknowledged that in her post

    Still annoying though when you are responsible for mowing and up-keeping said nature strip and someone parks on it

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    Thanks VicPark, I am aware of that and mentioned it in my post I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    nature strips are council land, not our own personal property.
    In some councils it's illegal though.

    OP maybe ring the council and get advice. If it's illegal where you are you can report it and have them fined...but they might guess it's you who dobbed.

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    Why does it actually bother you? She's not on your land or doing anything to disturb your peace. I don't get it. If you plant anything the council will probably make you remove it. It's not your land, you don't get a say who uses it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    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!
    I might just have to become an old biddy!!!!! hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by biscotti View Post
    I think I'd install a whole garden bed complete with edging and advanced plants
    I would LOVE to do that!!! I adore gardening and just the mere thought of designing a whole new garden is soo exciting!!!

    I will check with the council tomorrow to see if it is okay. The only issue might be the fact that I am on a corner with a roundabout.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Why does it actually bother you? She's not on your land or doing anything to disturb your peace. I don't get it. If you plant anything the council will probably make you remove it. It's not your land, you don't get a say who uses it.
    I really don't know why it bothers me so much! I do realise it is a bit irrational, maybe I am just super terrotorial (sp?) It just really fires me up - it's my thing I guess???

    I just think it is really selfish - park in the street like everyone else or if you are desperate park in the driveway of the person you are visiting, just don't park on someone elses nature strip.

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    I get irrationally angry at ANYONE parking outside my house. Not even on my nature strip, just on the road directly outside of my home. It wouldn't bother me if there was a big gathering and there weren't many options, but I do get annoyed when people just randomly park outside our house, yet go visit someone else (when there was plenty of space to park outside of their house).

    Perhaps it's because our visitors park on our front lawn... and they can't when some random parks in the way.

    So I'll join with with being irrational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Leopard View Post
    I really don't know why it bothers me so much! I do realise it is a bit irrational, maybe I am just super terrotorial (sp?) It just really fires me up - it's my thing I guess???

    I just think it is really selfish - park in the street like everyone else or if you are desperate park in the driveway of the person you are visiting, just don't park on someone elses nature strip.
    its not someone else's nature strip. It's the council's. I think it's selfish and a bit first work problemy to get possessive over a nature strip.


 

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