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Noisy Parties

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 advice:

  • 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 door).

 

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 persist.

 

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.

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