I have just got an android phone and am wondering, as the council seem to have a policy of "not taking your word for it" (whilst taking the neighbour's word for it...) whether there is an app I could get to record what we hear?
As it's summer, most of the abuse and violent sounding screaming comes from the front or back gardens. The man, even when talking to his two toddlers, uses the words "feck" (without the e) or the c-word, literally in every single sentence. A couple of days ago they were loudly opining and putting the world to rights at their BBQ which happens to be right behind the one piece of high fence we have. (ie: They didn't know we were there) and I overheard the woman getting indiginant she could never work again (not that she does now) if she lost her CRB. The scenario she might lose it? I quote, word for word, "Say, I assaulted next door" (they are the end of this little group of houses so I am the only next door). We feel like the council have ignored us (til I threatened to contact the Ombudsman). Now they are inviting us in for a little cosy chat next week - and seem to suddenly be at pains to pretend they are bothering. But that was only when I threatened the Ombudsman and went over the head of their skinhead 'Community Officer' who seemed very defensive of these people.
They installed a CCTV camera pointing at our garden. Nothing happened about that even though one council worker told me they installed it without the council's permission (is a council house). We live in an almost zero crime area, btw. Nice neighbour has lived here over 50 years and can't recall a single break in. But within weeks of them moving in, they were chucking stuff over our fence then ringing the police (who told me to 'rise above it' but didn't tell them to stop...)The shouting and verbal abuse/emotional abuse of their kids is unbearable. It is daily.
We have got to the point my kdis walk 1 1/2 miles to the village rather than play at home. Our garden is unusable. (If we strim or use a power washer - they complain - yet they spent two days drilling holes for their CCTV). They are unemployed so think anything after 5pm is too noisy, yet will stand in the garden for hours calling their kids all the most obscene things you can imagine.
We called SS but they seem to have signed them off after a month or two.
So I want to go to this meeting armed with proof - ie recordings, and it doesn;t matter whether it would be admissable in court but just to prove to the council we are telling the truth.
I tried one app last night but they had a riproaring abuse fest just now in the garden and the bit I managed to record didn't work. Any apps I could use? The council have high tech equipment they could loan us but that would be 2 weeks max, and they go quiet for short periods if they have been 'told off'. Plus that would add more weeks whilst we waited for it and these idiots get their Introductory Tenancy changed automatically to a Secure in Sept so time is of the essence.
Any apps you'd recommend?