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If anyone remembers the builder bonfire thread from a couple of months back

Discussion in 'Personal' started by MisterFlibble, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Where another poster, and then me mentioned the incessant bonfire obsessed neighbours - in our case, the world's slowest builders (last sighted playing some version of cricket involving a rock and plank of wood in the back garden of the rear house to us - hard at work).
    Ours had been setting bonfires on about a 2 daily basis, including one spectacular one so smokey and ikky fumey that we couldn't see the bin 1 foot away from our back patio doors.
    Well, as the update to the tale - they vanished for a couple of months (house left utterly open to the elements) and reappeared to "work" (play cricket with rocks) this week... not only have they set those really bright site lights shining straight into our upstairs windows (thankfully no baby in that room yet) - tonight - they set a bonfire up at 7pm (I know the time cos we were in the back bedroom) and vanished off home leaving flames quite happily going 1metre away from their next door neighbour's fence.
    By 10pm it was still going strong (quite an achievement considering it's peeing it down out there) - so we rang the police non-emergency, rang the fire brigade on their orders (fire don't have a non-emergency number near here - they actually told us to go via 999 on the grounds it was unattended) and we've had to have three firemen out climbing the gate to put the wretched thing out - and they did NOT look impressed by the sheer stupidity of setting a fire and vanishing off home.
    Tomorrow, fear of getting a neighbour dispute or not lodged if we ever decide to sell the house - going to have to start ringing through the council.
    Oh what fun.
     
  2. Where another poster, and then me mentioned the incessant bonfire obsessed neighbours - in our case, the world's slowest builders (last sighted playing some version of cricket involving a rock and plank of wood in the back garden of the rear house to us - hard at work).
    Ours had been setting bonfires on about a 2 daily basis, including one spectacular one so smokey and ikky fumey that we couldn't see the bin 1 foot away from our back patio doors.
    Well, as the update to the tale - they vanished for a couple of months (house left utterly open to the elements) and reappeared to "work" (play cricket with rocks) this week... not only have they set those really bright site lights shining straight into our upstairs windows (thankfully no baby in that room yet) - tonight - they set a bonfire up at 7pm (I know the time cos we were in the back bedroom) and vanished off home leaving flames quite happily going 1metre away from their next door neighbour's fence.
    By 10pm it was still going strong (quite an achievement considering it's peeing it down out there) - so we rang the police non-emergency, rang the fire brigade on their orders (fire don't have a non-emergency number near here - they actually told us to go via 999 on the grounds it was unattended) and we've had to have three firemen out climbing the gate to put the wretched thing out - and they did NOT look impressed by the sheer stupidity of setting a fire and vanishing off home.
    Tomorrow, fear of getting a neighbour dispute or not lodged if we ever decide to sell the house - going to have to start ringing through the council.
    Oh what fun.
     
  3. Gee a close call I would say! Our neighbours downhill were having a flat roof done on an extension and the builders decided to use the blow torches on a windy day and then finished for the day at lunch. Unfortunately a spark had blown under the roof into the loft insulation. The resulting fire left their house and the attached bungalow empty for 9 months while both properties were rebuilt.
     

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