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Ramblers not respecting privacy.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bob, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Forumite

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    Slightly off topic from the original post however I am looking for a varying perspective about what is deemed acceptable.

    I live in a beautiful part of the county, off the beaten track and surrounded by green, this is the life we have chosen and work tirelessly to provide for our children, we opted out of living in a culdesac where we are overlooked and have no privacy.

    Then Boris announces a lockdown that encourages people to go out for walks and our quiet little patch of paradise became a free for all with people abusing private land, not sticking to footpaths and thinking it’s acceptable to stop and stare at people in their own gardens without even having the decency to smile and say hello, then to start to feed a Colicy, laminitic 24 year old pony who has to have his diet closely monitored.

    After the original debacle when we first moved in we’re people were chucking all sorts over the fence at the horses we went to the trouble and expense or putting up a serious fence across the boundary near where people can access but now we have people accessing and abusing private farm land to behave like disrespectful ****holes!

    Somebody now has been posting their walks all over Facebook, which includes photograph after photograph taken without permission of people’s houses, gardens and property, I couldn’t believe what I was looking at, what would possess someone to think that that is ok? I don’t suppose there is any laws about it but surely I’m not alone in think that someone standing 4ft from a strangers front door then posing public photos to generate a few ‘likes’ is Pig F***ing Ignorant!
     
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  3. Glam

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    Are they posting photos of your children Bob?
    I suppose you've gone down the route of asking for any photos to be removed and been ignored?x
     
  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I lived here for a few years in the '60s. It was rather like being in the Truman Show. Stepping out of the front door was like making an appearance at the Oscars. It was not unusual for people to take photographs of the interior through the window. If they kept sufficient detail and take enough care uploading them, I expect, one day, to be able to find a picture of me having my tea at the table under the window - that actually happened on several occasions.

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  5. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    Thetford? Cirencester?
     
  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    BotW.
     
  7. PeterD

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    You know I thought I knew it. I went through places I had been to recently (in relative terms) and would fit the bill.
     
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  8. Studio Tan

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    Didn’t Led Zep’ immortalise that place in a song ?
     
  9. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    When we first moved into our current house we'd have trippers parking on the driveway. So we fitted gates. Occasionally a tripper would park in front of the gates but only very occasionally.

    During the recent excitement, trippers would park in front of the gates on a near daily basis and get very shirty when confronted. Having rising bollards that go up and down with the opening and closing of the gates fitted put an end to the problem.

    I'm sure, however, that the trippers will find another way to annoy us before long. The fcukwittery of the Great British Public can never be overestimated.
     
  10. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    There was a small recording studio in the barn behind the house on the right.

    Lots of people that I was supposed to be impressed by passed through at various times.

    But, I can't remember who any of them actually were...





    It was a long time ago and I didn't really care much at the time.
     
  11. BobClay

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    Strangely, I've never had this problem. :cool:

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  12. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    One day. waiting for the blood donor session at the Polish Club, the bloke next to me was filling in 'the form' and his, somewhat unusual, name stood out - I mentioned that we could be related, as his odd surname was my great aunt's maiden name.

    Anyway, we got chatting and it turned out that part of his job was sorting out rural right-of-way disputes. I said something along the lines of "I bet that can get exciting" and he responded with the basic details that he had learned from a short course that he's just been on with the police, about 'how not to get shot when threatened by a psycho with a shotgun'...
     
  13. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady

    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Forumite

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    Signage?

    'Tresspassers will be shot / fed to the dog'

    Should do the trick!

    I do sympathise! I suppose all you can do is put us signs / fencing
     
  14. BobClay

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    I remember being told about Russian warships that were sent off the coast of Somalia to deal with pirates. Merchant ships are and were easily taken by a couple of guys in a small fishing boat armed with assault rifles, or at the most with an RPG. So various nations navy's patrolled those waters in order to prevent this. The Russian way however was to blow the crap out of any small local boat. They might have been pirates, or they could have been straight forward fishermen.
    I'm still not sure to this day which policy was the right one. :o
     
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  15. Sir BoD

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    Did you mean Deep Purple?
     
  16. Studio Tan

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    Correct !

    In fact I’ve just been informed by a gentleman (wearing bell-bottoms and carrying an air guitar) that it was ‘Smoke on the water’ by Deep Purple - and not ‘Bourton on the Water by Led Zep’
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    In this day and age you'll cause offence with a sign like that, leading the trespasser snowflake to have to find a safe place urgently. Then they'll blart their tears on Farcebook or Twatter, the police will become involved and prosecute you to the full extent of the law for the offence you caused.
     
  18. The Hawk

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    What's that coming over the hill? Is it a rambler?
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    "If you are standing on public property you can legally photograph private property, but you still need to be respectful of personal privacy. If, for example, you shoot a house from a public road and the resident can be seen getting dressed through an upstairs window, you could be sued for invasion of privacy." " There are some 'prohibited places', which it is an offence to take photos of (such as factories, dockyards and mines owned by the Crown). Some public places also have bylaws preventing commercial photography, such as in Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square and some Royal Parks. But if you're not taking photos for commercial gain or causing an obstruction, you're unlikely to be restricted."
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Best way to do it is with a drone. You can invade anyone's privacy with one of them.
     
  21. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Good luck with suing for invasion of privacy. It's technically possible, but not really a viable strategy for an ordinary person against an individual.
     

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