Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update - During this time when the Government are instructing us all to stay at home, you may be experiencing a different level of noise to normal. This may be because you or your neighbours are working from home or because children are now at home playing inside and outside their houses. Whilst this different noise environment may be affecting you because your circumstances have changed, the Environmental Protection team at the Council can only act where statutory nuisances are occurring, and would have to be satisfied that the noise affecting you is unreasonable and ongoing.
In these unusual times, we recommend you keep in touch with those in the communities around you, whilst ensuring you maintain social distancing. Not only will this help provide vital support to those more vulnerable neighbours around you, but will also give you the opportunity to raise issues, such as noise, that your neighbours may not have been aware of. If you have exhausted other avenues and still feel you are being affected by your neighbour's unreasonable noise levels, please use the "Report noise problems" facility below.