Posted on 22 May 2020
With the ongoing social restrictions related to coronavirus, we would like to encourage patience and tolerance towards your neighbours as we all spend more time at home.
We ask everyone to be mindful of their neighbours, particularly around noise levels during the day and into the evening. Please take a look at our top tips for reducing noise in your home.
Please remember that some noise, such as from children playing, would generally not be classed as antisocial behaviour (ASB). For more detailed advice on what is and isn’t classed as ASB, please refer to our online ASB toolkit and get advice on what you can do to try and resolve the problem yourself in the first instance.
We would suggest you make use of our ‘Dear Neighbour’ card as a way of getting in touch with neighbours. At the moment, these cards are a better way of communicating with neighbours as they may be self-isolating.
If the behaviour is persistent* during the day or during the night-time**, and you do not feel safe approaching your neighbour, or you have tried and the situation has not improved, please complete our diary sheets with dates and times of the incidents.
*'Persistent' means the disturbance lasts for continuous periods of over 30 minutes a day for at least 5 days within one week.
**Night-time – after 11pm and before 7am.
Once again, we would encourage patience and tolerance towards others at this difficult and frustrating time.