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Noise nuisance is blighting our community

August 12, 2019 10:18 AM
By Steve Beasant

Noise nuisance is blighting our community

Prior to 2011, North East Lincolnshire had an effective noise service and anyone who created excessive noise had their music equipment removed by council officers. The service was the envy of every Council in the country.

Unfortunately, noise nuisance is now blighting our local communities due to the fact that in 2017 the Council noise reduction service was closed and replaced with the Enforcement and Compliance Team. Consequently, anti-social behaviour as gone through the roof.

Noise Nuisance

Kay said: "One of the biggest issues that councillors have to deal with is, is noise nuisance and to put it simply, the Council is neglecting its duty and failing to act.

"Everyone should be entitled to a peaceful and quiet life and should not be blighted by noise. The Council should deal with it effectively and not expect residents to take out a private prosecution under section 82 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. This is wrong; we need to see an effective noise abatement service across the borough and the Lib Dems are fighting to make sure that a decent service is returned to our area."

Steve said: "Residents are sick and fed up with the Council's inability to deal with the problem of noise. This issue is causing many residents to have sleepless nights and is affecting their health and well-being. Noise is blighting our communities and residents have had enough - it is time to return to the 'Sound of Silence'.

"In 2017, when I was on a committee looking into this issue, I was the only councillor on that committee who voted to retain the then effective noise reduction service - all of the Labour and Tory councillors on that committee voted to disband the service altogether."

Terry added: "Noise nuisance pollution is a form of antisocial behaviour and is having a huge impact on all of our community. It needs dealing with and the Council is failing to act."