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Before you make a complaint

Please read our section on Noise and the Good Neighbourhood Guide and think about talking to your neighbour!

People who make noise are often unaware of the effect that their noisy activities are having on their neighbours. If you are concerned about a noise often the best way to deal with the problem is to speak to the person responsible to make them aware that they are causing a noise problem.

Research has found that one in three people who take this informal route are able to resolve the problem (it also helps to promote good neighbour relations).