Noisy Neighbours

26 September 2011, 07:16

Capital's found out that more than 6,500 complaints about noisy neighbours were made in Derby, Nottingham and Leicester in the last year.

Around half the calls made to councils in the East Midlands were about music being played too loudly.

Michael Kay from Derby's environmental health team told us they get tough on the worst offenders:

"There are confiscation powers that we have; we also have the opportunity to serve legal notices on people to stop them from causing noise nuisances.

"If they carry on doing that [causing noise] they can be taken to court and fined up to five thousand pounds."

Michael has been telling Capital how they stop people causing the noise:

"We can place noise recording equipment in properties for the complainants to record the disturbance themselves; we can then go out and listen to the noise."

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