As a result of a sharp increase in the number of people complaining about noisy neighbours, Home Secretary Theresa May has announced plans to introduce a “Community Trigger” scheme later this year.
The pilot scheme will allow police and local authorities to act upon anti-social behaviour such as excess noise if a total of five people from homes in a neighbourhood complain about noise deriving from a nearby property.
Ms May believes the scheme is essential in contemporary Britain:
‘It’s too easy to overlook the harm that persistent anti-social behaviour causes.
Many police forces, councils and housing providers are working hard, but I still hear horror stories of victims repeating the same problem over and over again, and getting no response,’ she said.
‘These long-running problems – and the sense of helplessness that goes with them – can destroy a victim’s quality of life and shatter a community’s trust in the police.
‘That’s why we proposed a ‘community trigger’ as part of our reforms to anti-social behaviour laws.’
This should serve as a warning to anyone worried about the amount of noise they are causing in the home. Speak to your neighbours and ask them whether they have any cause for concern regards the noise you make. If they do then you should immediately get in contact with a soundproofing company.
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