Noise is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about pollution but
it is becoming a growing problem.
But what is noise - it is unwanted sound. For instance what I think to be a reasonable
sound level for my stereo you may find to be unacceptable; the time that my noisy
parties go on to you may find unacceptable or the fact that my burglar alarm keeps
going off because it is faulty you may find unacceptable.
If you have a problem with noise created by a neighbour the first and best thing
to do is to go round and have a word with them about the problem…it
may be that they realise that the sound is travelling and disturbing you.
If talking or mediation does not help then you do have the right to take formal
action, this in most cases means contacting the local authority who can investigate
complaints of noise from premises (land and buildings), vehicles, machinery or equipment
in the street. Under sections 80 and 81 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990
(as amended by the Noise and Statutory Noise Act 1993).
If you would like to seek further advice contact: Environmental Health on Tel: 01292 618222