I am getting increasinly fed up and intimidated by my neighbours. We live in a housing association block of flats and I really do love my flat. I love area because it's central and next to my partner's business but I hate my neighbours. They aren't even our downstairs neighbours, they are diagonally downstairs but because of the way the block is built I think we slightly overlap them. Over the last 2 years I've lost count of the number of times that I have had to call the police about noise, music and fighting. Now they've got dogs and just let them run loose in the back garden and they shout abuse at anyone who doesn't keep the gate shut. When it's a sunny day they just sit on their balcony drinking and I can't bear to leave the house sometimes because I hate passing them. They are the only people who hang their washing out because I think everyone else just feels that their clothes would be damaged or stolen. The final straw was this morning when my boyfriend left to go to work to discover that all of my potted sunflowers are gone from the balcony, pots and all. I'm so annoyed and upset. What are the getting out of that? They aren't even seeing my reaction. It really creeps me out to think that people were crouching outside our door during the night. I know it sounds a bit silly but neighbour problems really freak me out. When I was a teenager we had horrible neighbours who led my step-dad to attempting suicide so I had any type of confrontation. I've written a letter to the housing officer which I'll post later. This is all I need when I have an interview tomorrow! AGH!