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Bitter neighbour row as retired physician places up scaffolding in 90-year-old’s backyard – with construction that is almost the peak of her cottage overlooking her bed room window and crowding out her flowers

Two pensioners are locked in a bitter row after a retired physician put up scaffolding in his 90-year-old neighbour’s backyard.

Gill Hayes-Newington was ‘shocked’ to seek out scaffolding scaling virtually the peak of her Grade II-listed cottage in Suffolk. 

The retired social employee stated the scaffolding is obstructing her view, crowding out her flowers and overlooking her bed room window.

It was put up by staff employed by her neighbour Dr Andrew Jones, to permit repairs to be carried out to the roof of his own residence. The roof can solely be safely accessed by scaffolding, which is usually in Dr Jones’ backyard, but additionally has some struts positioned on Mrs Hayes-Newington’s facet.

Dr Jones says he owns a skinny strip of land on her facet and claims he warned her prematurely in regards to the work.

However Mrs Hayes-Newington insists that she knew nothing about it till she returned dwelling — and the pair are actually embroiled in a livid stand-off. She has contacted a solicitor and is threatening authorized motion except the scaffolding is faraway from her dwelling in Rectory Road, Halesworth. 

‘How would you react should you got here dwelling to seek out your neighbour’s scaffolding in your again backyard?’ Mrs Hayes-Newington stated.

Gill Hayes-Newington pictured in entrance of her neighbours scaffold in her backyard

The scaffold blocking the view from inside Mrs Hayes-Newington's bedroom window

The scaffold blocking the view from inside Mrs Hayes-Newington’s bed room window 

Dr Andrew Jones pictured in his garden where essential works to the roof on his Grade II listed home are underway

Dr Andrew Jones pictured in his backyard the place important works to the roof on his Grade II listed dwelling are underway

‘The very fact of the matter is it’s discourteous. He has violated and invaded my privateness – the scaffold blocks my bed room window they usually can peer proper in. My neighbour cannot simply mess around with me like this.

‘It’s egotistical for them to imagine that is okay and to imagine that I did not have plans, comparable to a backyard occasion with my pals.’

Dr Andrew Jones, who has been Ms Hayes-Newington’s neighbour for greater than a decade, is adamant he warned her in regards to the work, which he says is significant.

He stated: ‘My accomplice and I after all conferred with Gill in regards to the important upkeep to my roof. Gill knew the work to my roof was important.

A street view of the properties on Rectory Lane in Halesworth, Suffolk

A avenue view of the properties on Rectory Lane in Halesworth, Suffolk

A view of Dr Jones' and his neighbour Mrs Hayes-Newington's garden and how they overlap

A view of Dr Jones’ and his neighbour Mrs Hayes-Newington’s backyard and the way they overlap

‘It’s a little sophisticated as a result of my dwelling extends to her facet of the wall so technically the scaffold, although her facet of the wall, is in keeping with my home.

‘I’m very sorry that Gill is distressed by the work to my roof and the scaffold in her backyard, however as she is aware of, the work is important with the intention to keep the Grade II listed property.

‘Moreover she even is aware of the builders who’re doing the work as they’ve completed jobs to her dwelling too.

‘If she is taking authorized motion, I do not suppose it is going to go far.’

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