Noise complaints fall by nearly a third in Barking and Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 15:08 27 September 2012 | UPDATED: 15:17 27 September 2012

Nuisance: Neighbours complained around 17 times a day about noise last year

Nuisance: Neighbours complained around 17 times a day about noise last year


Noise complaints made against “neighbours from hell” fell by nearly a third in the past two years, figures show.

Calls made to specialist teams to stop nuisance like loud music, barking dogs and alarms dropped from 8,182 or 22 a day in 2009 to 6,347, around 17 a day, last year in Barking and Dagenham.

Barking and Dagenham Council has received a similar amount of complaints between January and August this year, the figures show.

The majority of calls were made after 8pm and most complaints came from neighbours, new research by the Labour council reveals.

The research also shows complaints last year peaked in the summer as people held more raves and parties.

The findings are highlighted in a noise nuisance report to be discussed by the safer and stronger community select committee next Wednesday.

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