Richmondshire District Council

Noise pollution from neighbours

Householders are being asked to think of their neighbours – by keeping noise down!

With people confined to their homes through the coronavirus pandemic, there is more noise than usual – be that people working from home or children being home schooled.

And environmental health officers from Richmondshire District Council say they will investigate all noise complaints – despite the pandemic. They have changed working practices to make it safe for them to work.

“We will all be hearing more noise from our neighbours than we are used to and this may lead to frustration or annoyance,” said Environmental Health Manager, Sonia Bagshaw.

“We must consider how our activities may impact on those around us and also be tolerant of others in this temporary situation. Anyone worried about noise should contact us, however, it may be that understanding and patience rather than formal action or intervention by the council is appropriate at this time.”

Here are some hints and tips on common noise problems:

Entertainment noise


Barking dogs



Further details are available on our noise and coronavirus page.

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