Neighbours from Hell in Britain

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Neighbours From Hell in Britain
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Web address http://www.nfh.org.uk/
Commercial? No
Type of site
Advice, Support & Information
Registration Free (restricted to ISP e-mail address at forum)
Owner NFHiB
Created by NFHiB

Neighbours From Hell in Britain (sometimes known as NFHiB) was created on 24 October 2002 by two private individuals who experienced repeated forms of neighbour abuse themselves. NFHiB runs as a 'not for profit', voluntary group established to support and help any individual or group who is experiencing a problem relating to ‘Neighbours From Hell’ (NFH).[1]

About Neighbours From Hell in Britain[edit]

NFHiB provide information and support with neighbour conflict and are actively involved in advocating for change in the legislation and procedures that currently relate to neighbour conflict.

The site has gathered recognition during the last 5 years,[2] and has featured in the media.[3][4][5]

Neighbours From Hell in Britain has also made submissions to the Home Office 'Anti–Social Behaviour, Fifth Report of Session 2004–05' regarding Anti-Social Behaviour.[6]

Neighbours From Hell in Britain is also regularly referred to by UK Government[7][8] Departments, UK Local Authorities[9][10][11][12] and Police Forces within their official literature.

NFHiB has developed an agenda based on the experience and knowledge of NFHiB Forum members; its motto is 'Support for all, which is free for all'. No mandatory charges are asked for and the site exists via personal funding and voluntary donations from members and visitors.

According to Neighbours From Hell in Britain, the most common forms of neighbour-orientated nuisance stem from issues around Noise, Anti-Social Behaviour, Harassment, Bullying, Boundary Problems and more frequently with Car/Vehicle Parking issues.

May 2006 Survey[edit]

Over 1000 participants, questioned in an online survey conducted by NFHiB during May 2006, indicated that problems with Noise (21.82%) were the highest source of neighbour disputes, followed by issues around Anti-Social Behaviour (14.30%), Harassment (9.75%) and Boundary Problems / Car Parking Issues both sharing the same 4.27% of survey respondents problems.

NFHiB Forum Community[edit]

The Neighbours From Hell in Britain online forum community is presented on NFHiB and forms the basis of much information exchange and advice, largely via member-to-member based support.

A large and more general 'NFH: What's your story?' area for more complex neighbour from hell situations and issues also exists; and a specific area which covers the laws of Scotland which often differ regarding nuisance neighbour legislation.

The forum is led and moderated by a team of 'Topic Leaders' who are part of the 'NFHiB Support Team' and are the 'official face' of the community.

Interviews[edit]

NFHiB has conducted online interviews and obtained exclusive question and answer sessions with notable individuals. These have included Louise Casey of the Home Office 'Respect Task Force' [13] and Frank Field, MP, during 2004.[14]

Other NFHiB Sites[edit]

NFHiB is the main site within a small collection of websites maintained within the NFHiB group and associated sites can be viewed via the NFHiB.com page.

Currently live sites include NFHiB 'dotMobi' (.mobi) at NFH.mobi (written especially for .mobi and to be fast and accessible on mobile devices).

NFH.mobi is believed to be the first neighbour support website written for and hosted from the relatively new .mobi domain extension.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norwood, Graham (20 June 2005). "Beware thy neighbour". London: Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Neighbours sue over house price cut". BBC.co.uk. 21 November 2002. 
  3. ^ "How does a hedge spark so much hatred?". BBC.co.uk. 24 October 2003. 
  4. ^ Rose, David (18 July 2005). "Noisy neighbours and boundary wars force one in ten to move". London: TimesOnline.co.uk. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Loathe thy neighbour?". BBC.co.uk. 12 August 2003. 
  6. ^ Anti-Social Behaviour: Fifth Report of Session 2004-05. House of Commons, Home Affairs Committee. 22 March 2005. pp. 24-25. ISBN 0-215-02381-1. 
  7. ^ Defra, UK Noise: Links' (11 September 2006)
  8. ^ Home Office, Crime Reduction - Neighbour Noise, a guide for the public' (2006)
  9. ^ Good Practice Guide For Private Landlords (Blackpool). blackpool.gov.uk. July 2005. 
  10. ^ Taking your own action. sevenoaks.gov.uk. 2006/2007.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  11. ^ Community Safety Resource Pack – Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour Together. gos.gov.uk. 2006/2007.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  12. ^ Poole Safe Together Partnership. poole.gov.uk. 2005–2008. 
  13. ^ Interview with Louise Casey, Co-ordinator of Home Office 'Respect Task Force' (May 2006)
  14. ^ Interview with Frank Field (2004)