Report Druggie Neighbours?
Gayle, 33, Birmingham
I’ve recently noticed that my next-door neighbours sit outside most weekends and smoke weed.
I really hate the smell of it and don’t even like to let my children go in the garden when they’re out there.
My boyfriend and I don’t do drugs, but he’s more relaxed about it. He says they’re not hurting anyone so I should leave it, because otherwise they’re good neighbours.
I agree that they’re a nice young couple – they keep an eye on our house and look after our cats while we’re on holiday.
I’m too embarrassed to talk to them about it and I’m considering just telling our landlord anonymously.
Should I report them?
Pick Me Up! reader Christine Hinchliffe says, ‘What really rattles my cage is that they’ve no respect for others that live on the street.
Do they think everyone’s just got to shut up and put up? I’d report them – it won’t stop until you do.
And I bet they’d say something to you, if your children were annoying them!
Your kids have a right to play out in their own garden without being subjected to their smoking.’
Pick Me Up! reader Natalie Marie Robson says, ‘If they’re good, nice neighbours and do nothing wrong, other than smoking weed, I wouldn’t rock the boat. Even if you report them anonymously, they may become suspicious, which could make things difficult.
In the worst case, if they move out you could get neighbours who are far worse. As long as they don’t cause trouble, I don’t see that there’s an issue.’