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Published Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council’s Environmental Health and Community Safety teams are uniting with partners as part of a national effort to tackle noisy neighbours.
Noise Action Week runs from May 18 - 23 and not only urges residents to be tolerant of those they live close to, but also ask themselves “am I a noisy neighbour?”
In the past 12 months the council has received 600 complaints about noise, including concerns about barking dogs, DIY, noisy TVs and music, parties, cars and house alarms.
The council is part of the Anti-social Behaviour Delivery Group, which is made up of local authorities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and the police.
Joe Orson, county council cabinet member for safer communities, said: “We want to encourage people to behave respectfully towards their neighbours and allow them to enjoy their homes without noise nuisance.
“However, we understand that households can be busy, lively and sometimes loud places with children, pets and DIY, so sometimes people need to be a little more tolerant.
“Asking yourself a question about your own noise levels helps focus you on what you could do to be a better neighbour?”
“We hope this campaign will encourage neighbours to be both more respectful and more tolerant when it comes to noise.”
The Anti-Social Behaviour Delivery Group has also produced a template for a letter which they hope residents can download and use to inform their neighbours in a positive, friendly way about their concerns. This, as well as tips on dealing with the county’s “top six” noise complaints, is available at: www.leics.gov.uk/asb
If you did want to report noise or anti-social behaviour you can call the council on 01455 238141
The police can be contacted on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.
Last updated: 12/05/2015 12:21
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