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Please consider whether any noise you make could be causing a nuisance or disturbance to others.

You can reduce the possibility of disturbing your neighbours by:

  • turning down the volume of amplified music and TVs
  • placing speakers away from partition walls
  • not putting speakers in the garden
  • thinking about your neighbours if you are having a party; finish at a reasonable time and let them know in advance
  • choosing domestic appliances with quiet noise ratings and making sure noisy domestic appliances are away from party walls -- on a mat or carpet to reduce vibration, and using them at sensible hours to reduce disturbance
  • making sure that burglar alarms are regularly serviced. It would be very helpful if you could let your neighbours know who to contact if your alarm goes off
  • informing neighbours before carrying out noisy DIY jobs and doing them at times when they are less likely to disturb anyone
  • limiting building work to between 8am and 6pm Monday to Fridays, 8am to 1pm on Saturdays and avoiding activities on Sundays or Bank Holidays
  • not using noisy garden power tools at times when they are likely to disturb people
  • not leaving dogs unattended in the house or garden for long periods as they are more likely to bark if they are lonely, bored or unhappy; keep them well exercised and try to ensure they are supervised
  • not shouting, avoiding slamming doors and walking quietly up and down stairs and on floors
  • generally trying to be a good neighbour and make sure that your “good time” does not become someone else’s nuisance