Noise nuisance

Some forms of noise nuisance can be resolved simply by speaking to the parties involved and making them aware of the issue.

However, when this has not worked or is not a viable course of action, you can use our online form if you wish tomake a complaint about a noise or nuisance.

It may assist your enquiry to keep a prior record of the dates and times that the noise has caused you disturbance. Use this  Nuisance Record Sheet (PDF) [113KB] (opens new window)  before contacting the council.

We can investigate

  • Loud music
  • Dog barking or animal noises
  • General domestic noise
  • DIY
  • Cockerels and poultry
  • Fireworks
  • Vehicle and home burglar alarms
  • Bird scarers (register a bird scarer)

We can conditionally investigate

  • Building and construction work
    • If outside of 07:30 to 18:00 (Monday to Friday), 08:00 to 13:00 (Saturday), or on Sundays and bank holidays
  • Licensed premises (pubs and clubs)
    • If you consider the noise unreasonable or detrimental to your property and/or health
  • Shop, business and factory noise
    • If you consider the noise unreasonable or detrimental to your property and/or health

We cannot investigate

Last updated: 25/03/2022 11:34:37