Friday, December 10, 2010

likely lads

There are some lovely people who live in this group of units. In fact they all wave and say hello. It makes you feel like you are part of a community.

Then there is this issue that I noticed the Sunday before I moved in, and it has raised it's ugly head a few times.

There is a pool on the premises. I was looking forward to going for the occasional dip. Yesterday, Monday and also Sunday there were a group of young men in the pool. From what I can see and hear, they don't belong to the group of units. They come in and just use the pool! I am a little thrown by this. The pool is just down and across from my unit and the boys walk past my place to get to it.

Yesterday one of the other occupants had a chat to the boys. He is a lovely older man named Will. He chatted to them and they answered back. They were telling all sorts of tales about who allowed them to use the pool. Most of it bullshit. Eventually he walked away to get his mail. He and I had a chat on his walk back. He has lived here for 12 years and this is the first year that this issue has arisen. He is frustrated as the police don't seem to be taking much interest in the situation. He believes that the police will only take notice if something happens......but what happened to trespass? I asked him about the issue from the body corporates point of view. He doesn't think there is much that can be done from that point of view either, thinking that it is a civil issue.

I need to put some shade cloth or something on my front fence so I can go out there and do some gardening without feeling as though I am exposed. I was out in the front yard yesterday when the boys came down the drive and felt rather exposed. My other concern about this is the fact that I am concerned that some of the boys might be students from the school I work at, in which case I really want to keep my head down. I haven't had a good look at them and I really don't want to, but I don't want to feel trapped in my home, nor do I want to have to run away from the likely lads.......

Just something else to add to the unsettled feeling that I have at the moment. grr!

I just need to keep reminding myself that this is only for one summer season.

In an update... I met a few more neighbours today and they were all discussing the boys. They are trying to nip it in the bud before it becomes an issue. I met my lovely looking neighbour who is on board (he said he is) to keeping an eye on the lads. I have also discovered how to get to the beach. there is a gateway at the bottom of the drive!

1 comment:

rhubarbwhine said...

I'll be interested to read how this goes. I am sot sure that what they are doing is even legal.