Dealing with Noise Problems
How can I deal with noise problems?
Don’t suffer in silence. If there is a problem in your neighbourhood then you can do something about it.
1. Talk about it
Although it may sound obvious, simply talking to your neighbours may help the problem. Most people are unaware that they are causing a nuisance and if you don’t tell them, who will?
2. Talk to the council
If you feel you can’t approach your neighbours or if there is still an on ongoing problem, you may ask for advice by completing the e-form on our Noise Control Page.
Alternatively you can call us on 020 8489 1335 during normal office hours. If the noise is happening out of hours, please contact us on 020 8489 0000. Our reactive out of hours noise response service is available from Thursday to Sunday, 6pm to 2am.
3. Taking your own action
If you want to take your own action through the courts you can. If the noise is persistent it might be a good idea to keep a log of the disturbances. You may wish to use a Noise Diary Log Sheet which is available from the Response Team and on the taking your own action page.
- The Enforcement Response Service
Level 1 North - River Park House
225 High Road
- Tel 020 8489 1335
- Out of Hours 020 8489 0000
- Email email@example.com