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Carers UK Forum • Living with Noise - Page 2
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Re: Living with Noise

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:56 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
A zombie thread but ... worth posting just the headline :

More than 23,000 noisy neighbour complaints in Leeds since 2016 - but just eight prosecutions.

Figures obtained by the Yorkshire Evening Post under the Freedom of Information Act show that 23,350 noise complaints were made to Leeds City Council since 2016 - 9,735 in 2016; 10,341 last year; and 3,274 up to March this year.

Over the whole period, it served 1,095 noise abatement notices - one for ever 21 complaints received - and took court action in just eight cases.

Committee members discussed the controversial proposals yesterday.



Repeated nationwide ???

Re: Living with Noise

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:16 pm
by jenny lucas
Totally spineless law enforcement.

Re: Living with Noise

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:54 am
by ontheverge
Sorry to bring an old thread back to life. We are suffering intolerably with the idiots next door.

Door slamming has always been their thing but during the lock down they really have turned it up a few notches.

All their doors are on the wall that separates our houses and the houses were poorly insulated so very noise is just gut wrenching. It literally scares the crap out of me.

The 3 people I care for are also affected by the noise but have vowed not to be forced out by them which is fine on paper but is it really worth making yourself ill and getting no sleep? I would have moved years ago had I not been the carer! I just don't see the point of it.

Currently the idiots are opening doors and then power banging them shut repeatedly. The idiots even open the same door, bang it shut, open it again, bang it shut up to 10 times. Why would anyone do that? Seriously why? The idiots are aged 73, 68 and 36 so there's no excuse it's little kids or anything!

They know my Dad died and my Mum is housebound along with one of my siblings but they just don't care.

The Council won't help as both houses are owned and apparently door slamming is household noise!

@jenny lucas - can I borrow your machine gun please? :P

Re: Living with Noise

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:50 pm
by Ayjay
ontheverge wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:54 am


The Council won't help as both houses are owned and apparently door slamming is household noise!

I'm sure we've been down this road before.

Who owns the house is irrelevant - if the council are telling you this, then they are just fobbing you off.

Re: Living with Noise

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:30 pm
by ontheverge
I remember what you said Ayjay but my local authority are not interested at all.

I spoke to a much older colleague at work too (I normally go to him for advice) and he told me more or less the same story he had with his vile neighbours.

From my experience, they only ask the victim to do logs if the perpetrator is a council tenant because they can put the frighteners on the tenant and tell them they may be evicted.

With home owners, you get fobbed off or get told to go for mediation which is not cheap.

Re: Living with Noise

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:19 pm
by Ayjay
ontheverge wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:30 pm
I remember what you said Ayjay but my local authority are not interested at all.

I spoke to a much older colleague at work too (I normally go to him for advice) and he told me more or less the same story he had with his vile neighbours.

From my experience, they only ask the victim to do logs if the perpetrator is a council tenant because they can put the frighteners on the tenant and tell them they may be evicted.

With home owners, you get fobbed off or get told to go for mediation which is not cheap.
Then you will have to be more forceful, find out how to make an official complaint.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/statutory-n ... complaints

Note the very first sentence:-

Councils must investigate complaints about issues that could be a ‘statutory nuisance’

Re: Living with Noise

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:26 am
by Albert_1604
I call all unwanted noise, 'Audio litter,' for that is what it is.
Try, try, try not to fall out with any offenders. This type of selfish uncaring person can
sometimes have it in for you if you upset them.....Just watch TVs, "Neighbours from Hell."
Be careful.

Re: Living with Noise

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:48 am
by Ayjay
ontheverge wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:30 pm
I remember what you said Ayjay but my local authority are not interested at all.
https://www.gov.uk/report-noise-pollution-to-council

Re: Living with Noise

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:38 am
by bowlingbun
There are special rules if there is a disabled person in the household. It can be considered "Hate Crime" and the police can be involved. As a result, the neighbour above my disabled son's flat had to leave before his tenancy expired!