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Noise problems

Garden noise

Gardens are places to relax and entertain, but they also need maintaining. Your neighbours will be able to hear any noise you make in your garden, so:

  • carry out your noisiest activities in the middle of the day.
  • if you have a noisy job to do, warn your neighbours (this could be something like trimming your hedges or power washing your patio) - if possible, agree the best time to carry out this work with your neighbours.
  • where possible purchase quieter equipment with CE markings and maintain your equipment properly.
  • don't put noisy water features, hot tubs or wind chimes near neighbouring properties, if you can, switch them off/silence them at night or if you go away.
  • if you're planning a barbecue or party, tell your neighbours - invite them if appropriate.
  • wear headphones if you want to listen to music, or the radio while sunbathing/mowing the lawn.
  • if you want to let off fireworks, proceed with care - let your neighbours know.
  • remember, it's illegal to let off fireworks after 11:00 pm (except for Bonfire Night (5 November), Diwali, New Year's Eve and Chinese New Year).

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