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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by my67xr, Aug 13, 2016.
I cant find anything about people taking photo's over your fence being illegal, unless they were on my property at the time they took the picture
But i found this
Spreading false or damaging information about you
If a person reveals information about you to another person or a group of people, and that information would cause others to think less of you this may be considered defamation and could be against the law. For more information about this, see our Defamation page.
So.. did he tell you the Council said what you are doing is illegal or have the Council been in touch?
Cant see what is illegal about what you are doing... might be time to take out an AVO on the goose. Tell the cops he has been taking photos of your children or something...
On another subject.. man your wheels are nice... did you blast them and then polish / paint?
Avo for the win !!!
Not sure if they came from factory like that but Grasshoppers old FZR had polished rims too ... took alot of elbow grease though
Have a look at the new S.A 2016 surveillance laws...I had to wade through them when setting up security cameras
https://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/C/A/Surveillance Devices Act 2016.aspx
Inform the police and council simultaneously that he is being a vexatious complainant and that if he persists you'll have to make a formal complaint - looks like you're only going to get him to back the hell off with some push back
Nice wheels too
I haven't heard from the council yet
The council apparently have given him other option's on how to deal with it but he doesn't want to go that way.
I soda blasted them july 2016, then painted, and finally polished them with a $3 cotton wheel in a drill with some Autosol
The wheel's were originally just clear coated over the bare alloy.
Some of the 3LN wheel's were painted from the factory in a solid colour like the white wheel's etc.
This time i polished them with a 150mm stitched buff and some white cutting compound, then gave them a quick going over with some Purple polish and a soft rag
Pic's on page 4 of my FZR thread
My wifes' friend said i need to get an Intervention order, but i reckon this could escalate thing's
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General information on intervention orders
Intervention orders help to protect you and your family if you are a victim of abuse.
Abuse can include behaviour which:
physically injures or is intended to injure you or your family members
causes you emotional or psychological harm
denies you personal freedom to make financial, social and personal choices
damages your property.
Intervention orders can prevent someone that is harassing, threatening or abusing you from having contact. This can include:
not being allowed to come to your home or place of work
not being permitted to go to your children's school
not being able to phone you
not being allowed to send you messages
not being permitted to follow or keep you under surveillance.
Intervention orders are made to suit you and your situation.
You can always go and have a chat to him with that info and just say to him that if he continues you will be forced to take out an intervention order against him.
Explain to him that what you are doing is not a Business but is your personal choice to do these sort of endeavours as a pastime.
His constant harassment is causing you emotional distress.
Then punch the living daylights out of him...
Or you could do what used to get the best reactions for me in traffic - stick your tongue out - it's also how you win every single argument, ever
Buy him a motorbike. It'll get him out of the house, get him onside when it's time to tinker with it and put him a better mood for having been riding. :-D
I know it sounds like I'm being silly on serious topic, and I know your budget your budget wouldn't allow it, and he mightn't have an inclination to ride a bike, but it would be a good fix.
BTW your next step should be in writing, both to the neighbour and the council and it would be helpful to list any/all incidents to date if you decide to push back as that will demonstrate his pattern of behaviour
Thank's for everyone's advise here,
you have all been a great help so far, and i really appreciate all the feedback.
I am glad i started a thread for it to document the whole thing, it came in really handy.
I have had a letter to the council written up from a family friend who is great with word's explaining my/our situation, she has addressed a lot of the complaint's from my neighbour and has helped by writing up what has happened etc.
I now have a 3 page letter from her to hand on the the local council.
I have also copied the information from here of the complaint's, time's and day's etc and what i was actually doing at the time etc, and put together a full log of any complaint's, what he has said to me and have addressed each issue he had and explained all the detail's.
I have also spoken to 3 of my other neighbour's and they all said they have no issue's at all with me or what i do, they are all prepared to put something together on paper too to help support me.
So now i can show the Environmental Health Officer when i see him.
I rang and have left a message for him to get back to me as soon as he can so i can arrange a time to go down and see him with all this paperwork.
Hoping everything goes well and i can get back to doing what i do best.
Will update thing's as i find out more
Ok, i have just had a call back from the council, and he was very positive talking to me.
I explained what had happened over the weekend, Don from the council told me that my neighbour had rang and spoke to him the week before last, when i was painting something else to complain about the smell. (think i touched up a couple of scratches on my friend's sons bmx, i sprayed some paint from an aerosol into a lid and brush touched his bike)
Anyway the council have told him that was i was doing is ok and that i Can be doing it at home.
He said that it has to be a decent problem for him to need to come out to see someone about what they are doing on their property.
He advised me that he never mentioned any other ways for the neighbour to deal with the issue, and he never said anything about it being illegal either.
And Don has never seen any photo's of my back yard.
Think the neighbour is trying to scare me into submission, lol
Don also said that the council would never just turn up to shut someone down (sound's like something the mafia would do, haha)
So he has said just to record everything that has been said between neighbour, my wife and me so i have it all on hand if ever needed, and that Don is happy to back me up if needed, so no problem's there.
I also spoke about reporting the neighbour as a Vexatious Complainant, or going to the police and having an intervention order put on him.
But i don't think i need to worry about that anymore.
After talking with him for a while he asked me a question not related to the issue.
He said he has an old motorbike in his shed that he want's to do up, and year's ago he was silly enough to pull it all down and was going top restore it.
Don has a 1946 Aerial Red Hunter in his shed. he asked me some advise on paint finish's for the frame and i helped him out and let him know some good local place's to go to get it from etc.
Also helped him out with a couple of other project's he has in his shed
One of the paint place's i recommended is just down the road from where he live's, and he know's the owner of the business personally too as the owner of the paint shop is his local mayor
I said he can contact me if he need's any other help as well.
I think my neighbour trouble's may have just become negligable.....
Take that whinging neighbour
I feel like celebrating now, by getting my angle grinder out and cutting up a heap of scrap steel right next to the fence just for the sake of it.
Or getting a couple of industrial sized bag's of blood and bone to fertilise the plant's next to the fence, haha !!
Well my old neighbours every year would shave all the bowling green smooth lawn off... top dress it and then spread about a ton of Dynamic lifter onto both front and back lawns.. the smell actually burnt your nose for the first couple of hours and then was horrid for the next few days but then it was ok... and I have to say... his lawn was simply amazing... he would mow it 2 to 3 times a week with a roller barrel mower but it was the most uncomfortable lawn... it was like concrete to walk on.. but hell it looked good.
Nobody complained..he did let us know when he was going to do it... and it was all cool.. some people (your neighbour) are just fun Nazi's and because they lead a boring life want everyone else to as well.. You have solved the problem with your Council... not sure the nutjob next door will go quietly though..
Damn that was a really big win - looks like the 2fiftycc forum A.K.A. "Dear Diary" has been a useful log of events - putting things in writing always gives people cause for pause - even if it just solidified your resolve, that's sufficient
Glad you had a win mate...but remember you won a battle, I can assure you the war isn't over, well if my past experience are anything to go by...