Newport couple given Asbos for ‘pathetic’ behaviour

Newport couple given Asbos for ‘pathetic’ behaviour

Timothy Meredith and Sally Anne Meredith leave Newport Magistrates Court (8859457)

Timothy Meredith and Sally Anne Meredith leave Newport Magistrates Court (8859459)

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A NEWPORT couple have been given three-year anti-social behaviour orders after neighbours reported them to authorities 39 times in five years.

Neighbours of Sally-Anne and Timothy Meredith, both 50, of Bridling Crescent, said they had been taking photos of them and visitors to their home because of a parking dispute.

And neighbours complained the couple also piled rubbish on their own driveway and allowed a rotten smell to fester.

Gwent Police’s PC Simon Richens, who attended the court hearing along with a Newport City Council representative, said two sets of neighbours had complained over the Merediths from 2009, when they lived at their former home on the Celtic Horizons estate in Duffryn.

The couple were offered an ‘acceptable behaviour contract’ in February this year in an attempt to stem their behaviour but it was ignored and they continued in their ways, he said.

Complaints started to be made against the couple at their former address from September 2009 to May 2012 and started again when they moved onto the new Glan Llyn housing estate in August last year.

The couple is now unable to approach their neighbours unless they arrange it with authorities, park on their neighbours’ kerb in Bridling Crescent or record their neighbours unless it is inadvertent.

Deputy District Judge Gosling told the couple at Newport Magistrates’ Court: “What I have looked at is frankly pathetic – something like 16-year-olds. The behaviour was anti-social.”

But he said the Asbos, which came into immediate effect when it was imposed on Friday afternoon, could be reviewed if they could come to an arrangement and “suddenly decide you can grow up” with their current neighbours.

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2:33pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Limestonecowboy says...

Grow up.
Grow up. Limestonecowboy
  • Score: 9

2:55pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

I suspect the DDJ might better have advised them to get jobs. It sounds like the usual mischief of the idle.
I await a welter of posts telling me they're both social workers.
I suspect the DDJ might better have advised them to get jobs. It sounds like the usual mischief of the idle. I await a welter of posts telling me they're both social workers. Dai Rear
  • Score: 13

3:16pm Mon 4 Aug 14

warneboy says...

Are they alcohol dependants on disability state benefits?
Are they alcohol dependants on disability state benefits? warneboy
  • Score: 11

3:34pm Mon 4 Aug 14

taffygwent says...

Thank god they don't live next door to me. Horrible people
Thank god they don't live next door to me. Horrible people taffygwent
  • Score: 20

4:03pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Port0214 says...

warneboy wrote:
Are they alcohol dependants on disability state benefits?
Alcoholics tend to skip meals, this is clearly not the case.
[quote][p][bold]warneboy[/bold] wrote: Are they alcohol dependants on disability state benefits?[/p][/quote]Alcoholics tend to skip meals, this is clearly not the case. Port0214
  • Score: 43

9:33pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Magor says...

I believe they own their house and I was told about this a few months ago.If I were them I would move and buy an older property with more parking space,parking on new estates can cause problems.
I believe they own their house and I was told about this a few months ago.If I were them I would move and buy an older property with more parking space,parking on new estates can cause problems. Magor
  • Score: 4

10:16pm Tue 5 Aug 14

quite-life says...

Magor wrote:
I believe they own their house and I was told about this a few months ago.If I were them I would move and buy an older property with more parking space,parking on new estates can cause problems.
the problem was never over parking there drive will take four cars and they only have two cars, these people have a boundary issue , and i have been lead to believe nobody has ever parked near there driveway, they just like making peoples live a misery .and warneboy is not far from the truth,,,,,
[quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: I believe they own their house and I was told about this a few months ago.If I were them I would move and buy an older property with more parking space,parking on new estates can cause problems.[/p][/quote]the problem was never over parking there drive will take four cars and they only have two cars, these people have a boundary issue , and i have been lead to believe nobody has ever parked near there driveway, they just like making peoples live a misery .and warneboy is not far from the truth,,,,, quite-life
  • Score: 7

11:53pm Tue 5 Aug 14

quite-life says...

quite-life wrote:
Magor wrote:
I believe they own their house and I was told about this a few months ago.If I were them I would move and buy an older property with more parking space,parking on new estates can cause problems.
the problem was never over parking there drive will take four cars and they only have two cars, these people have a boundary issue , and i have been lead to believe nobody has ever parked near there driveway, they just like making peoples live a misery .and warneboy is not far from the truth,,,,,
i feel sorry for there neighbours the Meredith's are a nightmare
[quote][p][bold]quite-life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: I believe they own their house and I was told about this a few months ago.If I were them I would move and buy an older property with more parking space,parking on new estates can cause problems.[/p][/quote]the problem was never over parking there drive will take four cars and they only have two cars, these people have a boundary issue , and i have been lead to believe nobody has ever parked near there driveway, they just like making peoples live a misery .and warneboy is not far from the truth,,,,,[/p][/quote]i feel sorry for there neighbours the Meredith's are a nightmare quite-life
  • Score: 4

8:37am Wed 6 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

Much worse than that because you have to say in your enquiries before contract if you're selling your home whether you've got scumbag neighbours, so they'll make a swathe of houses unsalable.
Much worse than that because you have to say in your enquiries before contract if you're selling your home whether you've got scumbag neighbours, so they'll make a swathe of houses unsalable. Dai Rear
  • Score: 5

5:25pm Wed 6 Aug 14

corpardguy says...

A stiff fine would have worked wonders in this case as well as the ASBO.
It would leave less money for booze, and they could both do with a lot less calorie intake it may do them some good.
Other than that go live in a field see how the wild life react....
A stiff fine would have worked wonders in this case as well as the ASBO. It would leave less money for booze, and they could both do with a lot less calorie intake it may do them some good. Other than that go live in a field see how the wild life react.... corpardguy
  • Score: 5

8:28pm Thu 7 Aug 14

quite-life says...

if feel sorry for the neighbour and the people who live on the new glen llyn estate, this will not look good for there house prices,
if feel sorry for the neighbour and the people who live on the new glen llyn estate, this will not look good for there house prices, quite-life
  • Score: 1

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