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To want to call the noise pollution team right farkin now

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viggosLuvvverrrrr Sat 26-Jul-08 19:45:07

My Australian neighbours are partying...again and have been since 8.00 pm last night apart from a little break between 4 and 7 am this morning when dd and I managed to catch up on some sleep.

DD has cut her knee open today and is in a lot of pain so will probably struggle to sleep tonight as well. Just want her to have some peace when she is in pain. I know it is early but am I being unreasonable if I call the noise pollution team right this very second?

morningpaper Sat 26-Jul-08 19:47:38

erm they don't work 24/7

they aren't like the Coastguard

it's just a young bird on a desk at the council offices

oi Sat 26-Jul-08 19:48:08


oi Sat 26-Jul-08 19:48:20

I mean, no don't call

Hassled Sat 26-Jul-08 19:48:51

Have to tried talking to them (or is that a silly question?)?

oi Sat 26-Jul-08 19:49:16

it's only 7.45. I doubt anyone will even listen to you till 11ish, midnight.

doesn't dd sleep through that sort of noise? you might find she does

viggosLuvvverrrrr Sat 26-Jul-08 19:49:20

They do where I am MP. I have had them out numerous times at 3 and 4 in the morning. Usually two big beefy men looking better suited to a night club door. Very effective.

You can leave a message now and then they come out to you when they come on at 11, rather than ringing at 11 and them coming out a couple hours later IYSWIM.

viggosLuvvverrrrr Sat 26-Jul-08 19:50:04

Yes oi. For the last two years.

viggosLuvvverrrrr Sat 26-Jul-08 19:51:07

Sorry that was for Hassled. See the noise is driving me insane.

oi Sat 26-Jul-08 19:51:14

yes, kids are good at getting used to the noise aren't they!

are they people renting next door?

morningpaper Sat 26-Jul-08 19:52:59

give her some medised and close the windows

oi Sat 26-Jul-08 19:53:09

if they are renting, and this is a long term problem, I would contact their landlord.

herbietea Sat 26-Jul-08 19:55:45

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reethi96 Sat 26-Jul-08 19:57:08

Actually there is someone oncall 24/7.

viggosLuvvverrrrr Sat 26-Jul-08 19:59:19

I have done that also oi. It is an Australian party house with a constant turnover of new "tenants" and often tents pitched in the garden. I spent the whole of my pregnancy with dd being woken up at 1 in the morning each and every night when they all come back from the pub and then they keep on going till about 4 am usually.

Don't have double glazing so closing the windows (pleasant in this weather) wouldn't really make much difference.

Tis an impossible situation that is driving me slowly insane.

oi Sat 26-Jul-08 20:03:15

what did the landlord say?

viggosLuvvverrrrr Sat 26-Jul-08 20:06:41

Imagine a sheep bleating the words "We'll talk to them" about 5000 times. I threatened to go up and march up and down outside their offices with a placard listing their shortcomings but still didn't make any difference.

viggosLuvvverrrrr Sat 26-Jul-08 20:11:09

Oh and when I was pregnant with dd and tried to talk to the tenants at 5 in the morning in utter desperation they called me a fat cow. ExH was here then and he said "Shes pregnant, not fat" and one of them said "well how about I come over there, and punch her in the stomach and give her an abortion". So you see what I am dealing with.

oi Sat 26-Jul-08 20:11:49

was this the agent rather than the landlord?

I only ask because we had a couple next door (rented property) who had v loud sex often (not that this was an issue) but also had dreadful fights involving screaming full tilt at each other, smashing plates and glasses against the walls, screaming in the garden up to the bedroom, virtually every second night.

I didn't say anything, my kids sleep through everything and I was more worried for their safety tbh but someone contacted the landlord and the next thing we knew, they were out (they split up anyway and I have a feeling they wanted to move out). Landlord came round personally and apologised.

I know it doesn't always happen this way. Also, if it is persistent, you could ask the council noise team to write the landlord a letter stating (factually) how many times they've been called out?

paperchain Sat 26-Jul-08 20:13:26

HUGE empathy to you - noise pollution is horrid

ring the council and ring them again adn again and again. A lot of local authorities provide a 24/7 call out, esp at weekends.

Keep on it, even though it is dragging you down.

I have lived with something similar. Have a huge hug from me. I hope you and DD can get some rest tonight

If you need any other tips (from someone who was on first name terms with the council teams and had recording equipment installed in my home which was used in court, just say)

viggosLuvvverrrrr Sat 26-Jul-08 20:14:32

Was the agent yes oi. Maybe I should ask for the Landlords contact details. It might just frighten them into actually doing something. Your outcomes sounds fairly encouraging. Will give that a go. Thanks.

viggosLuvvverrrrr Sat 26-Jul-08 20:15:52

Any tips welcome paperchain. I am desperate for this to stop. This is my third summer of it. My ds is away with his grandma this weekend but the older he is getting the more it is keeping him awake also.

oi Sat 26-Jul-08 20:17:02

yes I would. I wouldn't be surprised if the agent aren't contacting him/her. Landlord's hate to be bothered with stuff like this and will hate it even more if it's a council letter. I do think some of them are shite (landlords) and won't care, but it's worth a go isn't it? After all, he may not be happy with people camping in the garden and behaving abusively to you.

I would write him/her a letter if you can get his/her contact details and follow it up with a call.

Hope it works for your sake!

paperchain Sat 26-Jul-08 20:18:55

the council are your best bet imo - if you bug them enough they will come out to the offenders (doesnt matter what time of day it is btw - if it at a ridiculously high level for prolonged periods of time - it is 'anti social')

the council will then be obliged to contact the owner of the property and if it is persistant a court order.

can you get the help of other neighbours? even better if more than one of you rings up and complains

expatinscotland Sat 26-Jul-08 20:20:14

In some councils, ALL landlords have to be registered with teh council. So the agent may not give you the landlord's contact details, but the council might.

I'd start by keeping a log of all the noise issues over, say, a month. Then I'd contact the council's environmental problem and ask them if there is a procedure for dealing with a situation like this.

I'd also contact your MP or bring it up at his/her next surgery.

Continue keeping a log.

Don't bother talking to them anymore. Anytime it's past your council's curfew for noise violations, either call the environmental wardens (I know Edinburgh has special noise pollution wardens who can fine on the spot) or the police - again, more records.

See your CAB, if this landlord doesn't sort out his tenants long-term, you may have some legal recourse.

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