Noise from Neighbours – Loud Parties

Noise from Neighbours – Loud Parties

Noisy Party? – Noise from Neighbours Have you got a problem with noise from neighbours? Is this a one-off or are your neighbours regular party animals? One-off birthday celebrations, such as 21st or 60th birthday parties, are normally accepted as…

The Need for Sound Measurements in Noise Evidence

The Need for Sound Measurements in Noise Evidence

The Need for Acoustic Evidence in Nuisance Cases We read with interest two recent articles from Environmental Health News reviewing two recent noise cases where the subject of acoustic evidence was brought up. The first1 made mention of Southampton City…

Checking a New Property for Noise

Checking a New Property for Noise

New Property Noise – Prospective Home Buyers or Renters Our noise surveys have shown that living in close proximity to neighbours is likely to increase your chances of suffering from noise problems. With more and more properties being squeezed into…

Who is Most Likely to Complain About Noise?

Who is Most Likely to Complain About Noise?

  Who is most likely to complain about noise? This article provides some more information about the people who complain about noise. We’ve provided plenty of information previously, following our noise surveys, that highlights the problems that people in densely…

Planning for Noise is Child’s Play

Planning for Noise is Child’s Play

Planning for Noisy Children We regularly receive enquiries citing concerns about childrens’ play areas and noisy children; including outdoor sports areas, playgrounds and, even, nurseries. ‘The sound of from children playing – what could be so terrible about that?’ you…

Licensing Act – Post-legislative Scrutiny Report

Licensing Act – Post-legislative Scrutiny Report

Licensing Act 2003 Changes The Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 has published it’s post-legislative scrutiny report. They took into account evidence provided by witnesses and from web submissions and even attended a sub-committee hearing. They make a series…

A Night Out with the Noise Police

A Night Out with the Noise Police

A Night Out with the Noise Police We recently spent a night out with the noise police (or as they are more accurately referred to the “environmental health”) on one of their weekend night shifts. We joined them in a predominantly urban local authority area in the…

Guide to Live and Amplified Music

Guide to Live and Amplified Music

Live Music Noise There have been a number of locally or nationally focused noise control guidance documents produced over the years concerned with live music noise. Some came about to serve a demand for guidance in the assessment and control…

Noise at Night-time

Noise at Night-time

Out of Office Hours – Noise at Night-time Many people who come to us for help suffer from noise at night-time; be it due to the noisy neighbour, misfiring intruder alarm or noisy pub. As such, many noise issues don’t…