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To call the police?????????

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thegoodishlife Sat 20-Nov-10 20:41:36

I'm probably being a moany old crone, old before her years, but the house down the street is obviously having a party (huge marquee and disco lights in the garden) and the music is LOUD. We don't live that near them but the bass is nearly rattling our windows - we don't have kids but I feel for the others in the village who do, as they won't be going to sleep any time soon.

I know it's only early - and I won't call them but would IBU to call them if it carries on til 11pm? It's only been an hour and I'm fed up already

thegoodishlife Sat 20-Nov-10 20:43:31

Jesus christ I'm a miserable cow - need to stop drinking!!

cobbledtogether Sat 20-Nov-10 20:43:40

From what I remember of the law, the music has to be turned down at 11, so it may be that unless it carries on after that, there's not much you can do until then.

Someone feel free to correct me though.

scurryfunge Sat 20-Nov-10 20:45:11

The police won't do anything but tell you to call environmental health to judge the noise level. The police may then assist if seizure of equipment is needed.

MiasmARGGG Sat 20-Nov-10 20:45:30

It's not even 9oclock!

thegoodishlife Sat 20-Nov-10 20:46:12

I thought as much babyheave. Will have to turn the TV up!!

missmakesstuff Sat 20-Nov-10 20:46:16

Possibly a bit early to call? Its not even 9pm!Maybe if it were midnight, would see your point.

No kids? nothing better to do? Gatecrash!

chocolatespiders Sat 20-Nov-10 20:46:54

have another drink and go and show them how its really done!!!

Seriously if it is a one off I would let it carry on... would hate it every night though.

SkyBluePearl Sat 20-Nov-10 20:47:54

nightmare! I'd hate it and my kids wouldn't be able to sleep..

thegoodishlife Sat 20-Nov-10 20:48:29

I knew you lot would make me see sense - I know I'm being a miserable cow!!!! Yes it is a one-off so willing to let it go. Just in need of a rant!!

taintedpaint Sat 20-Nov-10 20:48:41

The police might turn up after 11pm if there is a risk of trouble attached. But I think if you're ringing them before then, you will get nowhere.

thegoodishlife Sat 20-Nov-10 20:49:50

No I wouldn't call the police, not before 11am - was a bit of a tongue in cheek comment really. Just feeling the pain of the parents in the village trying to get their babies/children to sleep

thegoodishlife Sat 20-Nov-10 20:50:33

Or 11pm!!!!

PrivetDancer Sat 20-Nov-10 20:52:25

It varies by area who will deal with it - where I live it is the police, not environmental health.

We have neighbours who have a party like this once a year and I have called the cops on them for it, their house is quite a way away with plenty of houses in between and it still farking loud here and they have some wanker DJing like he's in some club in Ibiza.

I would wait til after 11 though, although not too much later as obviously it won't be an urgent call for the police / whoever so may take a couple of hours to get round there

mrsbigw Sat 20-Nov-10 20:53:31

Surely you would go & ask them yourself to quieten down before you called the police?

PrivetDancer Sat 20-Nov-10 20:53:32

I am also a miserable cow.

catinthehat2 Sat 20-Nov-10 20:58:36

marquee = one off
let them be I think
must be a birthday/retirement/wedding type do in November (ie tied to the date not the wethaer!)

perfumedlife Sat 20-Nov-10 21:00:12

What on earth do you mean, the bass is nearly rattling the windows? Is that like being nearly pregnant?

pointythings Sat 20-Nov-10 21:02:16

Moo Mk III here. I have neighbours like this too, and it isn't just once a year - it's many, many weekends in summer. They usually stop by 11pm but that's no help to my DCs when they're trying to sleep at 8.30 and have school the next Monday.
In the same vein I also hate people with loud petrol mowers who insist on mowing the lawn at dusk in high summer. I know it's good for the grass, but I just don't give a pombear.

thegoodishlife Sat 20-Nov-10 21:02:50

Perfumed - if it were any louder, the windows would be rattling. Is that okay for you?

thegoodishlife Sat 20-Nov-10 21:03:42

Perfumed - sorry for being snappy. I am fed up and full of pinot.

trixymalixy Sat 20-Nov-10 21:05:38

I think you're being a bit miserable. If it was happening every weekend fair enough call the police. If it's a one off, as it sounds, and every other night of the year they are good neighbours then let them enjoy their night.

perfumedlife Sat 20-Nov-10 21:10:15

Ah your alright my love, have another glass and turn up the telly grin

Then call the copsgrin

DanceInTheDark Sat 20-Nov-10 21:12:58

It is shit but until 11pm noone will do anything. Unless you go and knock on in the meantime?

nappyaddict Sat 20-Nov-10 21:13:32

If it carries on between 11pm and 7am you can complain.

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