Loud noise...

December 19, 2007 6:54am CST
How does your city/town/village deal with noise? The reason I'm asking is because recenly I've moved homes, the area I've moved into is plagued with people who think it's cool to play their music as loud as possible. Our neighbours have decided to show us what they're like by joining in but playing theirs 110% louder then the rest. (so loud you can hear it in the living room) which is the room furtherist away from them. Now most of the time it isn't all that bad and when others play their music, well it's less annoying. Our local council belive in getting people to fill out forms before sending someone to listen and then help prevent it. In my opinion this doesn't work, so I'm aiming to take my suggestions to the highest level. I need your help though, how does your area deal with noise? What's the good and bad things about it? ~Joey P.s I'd like to seem a certain limit set to what an house can play, I don't think it's acceptable no matter what time it is to play loud music. You shouldn't be forced to listen to what someone else wants to either, especially in your own home.
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8 responses
19 Dec 07
I had a battle with a neighbour that went on for 6 years before the council did anything. Every council now has a policy that enforces laws for noisy neighbours. You need to contact your local council and fill in a complaints form. Keep a diary of the times and dates, talk to other residents and call out noise patrol if it goes on after 8pm. They need evidence to prosecute and this is the way to do it. I recently signed a contract to keep the peace and if I break this agreement they have the powers to evict me. Find out if your council has such a contract in order. I really feel for you as I had years of it and it drove me insane. Good luck Joey!
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19 Dec 07
Well our council claim there isn't any form of unit which just comes out. There was many times when my parents had issues with a group of polish immigrants making noise until the early morning. from like 7at night to 5 in the morning and IMO music then or even loud talking takes the ***s. We've called them to day, they're sending us out a form to fill in and for the moment in time we're stuck inside the house due to having to wait for some people to come out. lol (just our luck) I'll look into that agreement, It doesn't sound something they'd sign but we have been told that they do live in a council house and are in danger of being evicted if this is proven. (I don't want that, I just want the loud music to go away) ~Joey Thanks ITAS
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19 Dec 07
well im sure you have heard me complain about our neighbours, having extremely loud music on and making loud adult noises, if u get my drift. which is annoying because i dont sleep very well atm anyway, but they dont help. lately they have been abit quieter, but its their daughter thats been most noisey. she is old enough to understand to be abit quiet, but still. my parents just say "leave it shes only young" but i dont recall me or my sister making that sort of noise. i know you have had problems with noisey neighbours when you lived with your parents, which was a joke. and i know they council havnt done anything about that after what must be nearly 3 years now! so its a total joke
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19 Dec 07
You're parents shouldn't stand for it. The children the other side are loud at times, I tell kate to go to ask them to keep it down. It's not that they're playing, just children these days seem to make noise for the fun of it. ~Joey
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
19 Dec 07
Oh the joys of paperwork to generate more paperwork, councils thrive on it and usually file it under M or J (miscelleneous or Junk) Thankfully we don't have a problem with noise where we live, but I jest before, our council do take a stern view about antisocial behaviour and will take steps against it, although it takes time! I used to live beneath a woman who thought it was acceptable to put her washing machine on at 3am in the morning and believe me it was loud! When she was high as a kite she would think of nothing about playing her music at 12 in the morning loudly! The police were no use at all, as you can expect. I hope you get the problem sorted my friend. I need peace myself and noise pollution is a social menace in the highest form. Respect.
19 Dec 07
Your right buddy. I know how long it takes, because my parents have been trying to cut down noise made by a large group of polish immergants all crowded into one house. That's been over two years now of filling in sheets and ringing them up every other weekend to see how it progresses. My thoughts are it shouldn't take so long. I can't remember where but one of uk cities send out a noise team straight away after recieving a phone call, they go and listen and tell the person to turn it off or face a caught apprecence and they have the right to remove whatever makes the noise. I'd like to see this introduced into nottingham. Paper work doesn't do anything, they can say "it's not true" but if they send someone out with a machine and record it then they have prove. It's just so lame how the police say it's not there line of duty and they're powerless to do anything, yet the noise department only get you to fill out forms and paperwork. If only they took a better approach to it and say they're having none of it. Thanks, ~Joey
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@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
19 Dec 07
i'm sorry to hear that you have a noise problem with your neighbours... fortunately, i don't as i live in a really good neighbourhood... my neighbours are really very kind and considerate... but if i do, i will have a chat nicely with the neighbours first and give them warning... if that doesn't work, then i will call the police... if that doesn't work at all, then i will report them to the body corporate... nobody should tolerate noise pollution... take care and good luck...
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20 Dec 07
No need to say sorry my friend. I wished people had more sense and politness, she'd find it different if we kept waking up her kids but we're not like that. hehe :) Well we're going to see what we can do tomorrow and I'm not stopping until our council take it seriously. (noise) in all areas, not just here. ~Joey
• United States
19 Dec 07
Yes, loud noise is definitely annoying. But keep in mind these people may be your neighbors for a long time so just try to reason with them.
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19 Dec 07
Probably will be, although their the one's with problem. We're just wanting a quiet life =) Thanks for your reponse ~Joey
@angelface23 (2498)
• United States
19 Dec 07
we had neighbors who lived above us and the guy always partied up there and blasted his music and would stomp around and just be so annoying. He knew we had a baby in the house but he would still be loud. So I just called the cops. I probably had to call the cops 3 times in a 3-4 month period. We just moved out so I'm glad that's over. I would just keep calling the cops and make sure to get a copy of the police report and complain to the landlord. If he doesn't do anything then present him with the police reports. They might be evicted.
19 Dec 07
The police here just say they don't have the powers to do anything, countless times we tried back at my parents and they told us to call the health environment. They're tennets of our council, although the one's who make noise at my parents house are privating and the landlords just as rude. Thanks for the responde. I'm glad that you're no longer having that guy waking your child(s) up and playing the music. ~Joey
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
19 Dec 07
Well, Joey, I am sorry to hear about your loud noise problem. You would think that some people would be very considered of others. But, sometimes that isn't the case at all. Maybe, you could ask them nicely to turn down their music a bit. See if that will work for you. We live in a very quite neighborhood. Kids make noises once in awhile but it isn't bad because they do go to bed eventually. Plus, the management around here are very clear to how loud people should be. So, maybe the management in your area should be involved to see if they can keep it a little quieter down there. Good luck in this situation and I hope there will be a solution in the end.
@irishidid (8732)
• United States
19 Dec 07
These people have no consideration, unfortunately. They have laws in my state, but they don't get enforced that much especially where I live.
19 Dec 07
They did it awhile back, they just said they're allowed to play the music and that they're not turning it off. My wife said "I didn't say off, I asked you to turn it down." They turned it off. This time the women was very rude, even though we was trying to get our son to sleep. She slammed the door in my wife face, before that she said "No sorry. I'm playing my music" so my mother went around with her to try and talk to on a level of maturity but she turns out to be a lame one. I wished our council would do something about all noise which happens in our city. They're slow and have a lazy appoach to this sort of thing, sadly. ~Joey P.s I've just reported the council to a watchdog, so hopefully they'll take my suggestions on board.
@lols189 (4797)
14 Feb 08
i like playing loud music but only at a reasonable hour, between 12pm and 6pm. i have neighbours who decide to have weekend parties and play there music from like 11pm till 6am. aahh it is annoying especially when i am trying to sleep. it does my head in. nothing ever gets done about it so i suppose i will have to live with it