More than 200 noise complaints lodged to council
PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 May 2017
Resolving noise disputes is taking up 'a huge amount of time and money' for a Somerset council, which is calling on people to think about the disturbance they are causing.
Sedgemoor District Council has received 240 complaints in the past year, which have included reports of dog barking, noisy music, as well as vehicle alarms.
The complaints have seen the authority issue four noise abatement notices, and over the past three years it has confiscated 150 pieces of sound equipment.
A spokesman for the council said: “Many organisations are frequently involved in resolving noise disputes – so this represents a huge amount of time and money.
“Preventing noise problems is much cheaper than curing them – and better for everyone.”
To report noise nuisance or any other form of anti-social behaviour, call Sedgemoor District Council on 03003 037800, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the antisocial behaviour number on 08002 982009.