Wherever possible, the first thing to do is to approach your
neighbour. Politely explain that you are being troubled by the
noise, ask them to stop or reduce the noise to an acceptable level
and keep a written record of your conversation. If the problem
continues, write to them explaining the effect that the noise is
having on you. Ask them to stop or reduce the noise and refer to
any previous conversations you may have had. Keep a copy of your
letter and start a diary of events that disturb you.
We have produced letter templates, which you may wish to
Noise nuisance caused by a neighbour Initial letter Initial letter pdf Follow up letter Follow up letter pdf
Noise nuisance caused by a licensed premises letter template letter template pdf
Many disputes are best settled by people talking about the
problems and showing consideration for each other. This may be
assisted by use of a mediation service if available. The Citizens'
Advice Bureau can advise on the availability of local
What happens if the noise continues?
If the noise continues you can make a complaint to the Environmental Protection Team and start to
complete a noise log sheet (MS
Word version) to record the noise you are
The noise log sheet will help the Council to decide
how to deal with the noise.
You can return your completed noise
log sheets to Environmental Protection Team, SSDC,
Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset
BA20 2HT or email email@example.com