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Environmental health

Noise


Overview

Noise is generally regarded as unwanted sound. It could be too loud, intrusive or just happening at the wrong time or without warning. Car alarms, barking dogs and noisy neighbours are all examples of noise that can cause disturbance, but they don't always constitute a nuisance - it's likely we all make unwanted noise sometimes without realising it. 

General advice

Information and advice on resolving neighbour disputes can be found on the Government's GOV.UK website

If you have a problem with noise:

  1. Try to solve the problem informally, by talking to the other party
  2. You could speak to us, and we may be able to help if talking to your neighbour doesn't work
  3. If the problem persists, it may be an antisocial behaviour issue.
  4. As a last resort, you can take your own action through the courts.