We all like to party from time to time, and those parties
usually involve loud music and late nights. Where this is an
occasional event and the music is controlled, most people will be
tolerant. However, it is quite a different matter if the parties
become too regular and the music played too loud, too late.
If you intend to hold a party, consider the following
- Tell your neighbours what is happening.
- Arrange the music so that it only entertains your guests – not
the whole neighbourhood.
- Come indoors and close doors and windows after midnight.
- Turn the volume down a bit after midnight – go outside to make
sure it is no longer audible.
- Ask your guests to leave quietly (put a notice on the
If you have been disturbed by one or more parties, and think
that there may be more at the same address, you should contact the
Environmental Health Unit for advice.
You must provide your own details, and information relating to the
party. This might include when and where it was, how it disturbed
you and how long it went on.
We will give advice to you, and visit the offender, informing them
of the problems they are causing, and what may happen if they
If further parties at the same address are likely, we may serve
a Statutory Notice which imposes controls on the noise. This
doesn’t necessarily prevent the party from going ahead, it just
makes requirements to keep the noise at a reasonable level.
If the Notice is not complied with, legal proceedings can be
taken against the offender.