Playing tip the can, chasing and curb ball are all fond childhood memories.

 

The endless hours of fun with friends on your road was very much the foundation of growing up for many. 

 

However, it has become much more nostalgic than a reality nowadays.

 

 

In today's world, you will only find a flurry of kids taking over the streets in pockets of communities.

 

Most of us are instantly brought back to those joyous moments when we see kids hanging out together. 

 

Well, not everyone - a neighbour recently sent their fellow neighbours a letter of complaint about their children playing outside.

 

 

Lucky enough the recipients were having none of it. 

 

Posting the letter to Twitter, Miriam Fitzpatrick posed the question: "Does street play make for happy cities or the opposite?"

 

The anonymous letter signed 'Annoyed Resident' stated, "this is not a working-class area!" and complained about the noise level of the children.

 

It goes on to say, "It shows a complete lack of parental responsibility as inevitably some child will be involved in a traffic incident due to your 'couldn't care less' attitude to your children's anti-social behaviour." 

 

 

Equally, the young parents who received the letter tweeted one back in response. 

 

"As a young professional couple, we are far too well educated to dignify your comments by responding in detail", they wrote.

 

The couple added that other residents delighted in the fact that children were outside playing, which brought them back to their own memories.  

 

"Our children will continue to play outside their home, with anyone who wishes to join them, they will not be shunted out of sight or sound," the letter read.

 

 

Addressing to the anonymity of the letter they said:

 

I am glad for your sake that you did not have the courage to sign your name to your letter as neighbour after neighbour to whom we have spoken and shown your letter are disgusted with you."

 

In the digital age, children are continually encouraged to get outside and enjoy their natural surroundings. 

 

It's good to know that this set of parents won't be deterred from allowing their children to make magical memories. 

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