Social Media User Claims Neighbour Has Banned Him From Street During Jubilee Party For Not Chipping In
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A social media user has claimed their neighbour has ordered them to 'not leave their home' while their street throws a Jubilee party because he didn’t chip in for the festivities.
Taking to Reddit's Ask UK forum, an anonymous user explained that they'd recently been asked to contribute money to cover the cost of food for the party - but refused.
In light of his refusal, the person received a letter through their door claiming they can’t leave their home the day the street party is being held or risk facing 'council men'.
Beginning the thread, they penned: "Banned from my street on Friday. Is this allowed?
"So two weeks ago the topic of the Jubilee can up with my neighbour and they asked for £14 per household so they could buy 17kg of chicken for the party. I refused, neighbour went off running his mouth, but I didn't think anything of it.
"Anyway, yesterday I got a letter in my door saying I can't leave my house on Friday. If they see me outdoors they will 'send council men round'. Is this legal? are the council really on their side?
"I have paid my council tax using the 10 payments method for the last seven years" (sic).
Understandably, the post received a huge response with more than 1,000 people sharing their opinion on the situation, many of which in agreement that the neighbour is being ridiculous.
One user responded: "Absolutely no right. They can ask you to not participate in the festivities and not eat the food, which is fair enough.
“They can’t force you to stay inside your house. It’s a public thoroughfare."
"Talking out his a**e. Just sit in your front garden eating your own chicken," another suggested.
A third added: "I work for the council and getting a call like this would absolutely make my day. Kind of gutted I've booked the week off."
"Why has no one questioned the ridiculous amount of money they’ve asked for? £14!!? PER HOUSE!! even on a small street you can have 50 houses, that’s £700!!” a fourth shared.
“A named supermarket has 1.6kg for £8.39. So assuming 50 houses @ £14 each that is enough for 133.49kg of chicken. I SENSE FOWL PLAY."
Another joked: “I hope s/he stands menacingly at their gate, naked, eating chicken legs while making deep eye contact with whomever passes by”.
Regardless of what happens, let's hope this street manages to enjoy their Jubilee bank holiday weekend!
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