Monday, December 5, 2022

Over 700 complaints of noise but just three prosecutions

THURROCK residents made over 700 complaints of noise to Thurrock Council in the last twelve months but this has resulted in only three prosecutions.

The figures were revealed by the portfolio holder for public protection, cllr Angie Gaywood in her annual report to council.

Cllr Gaywood said: “The team operates an out-of-hours service and has had considerable success in the last year in reducing the exposure of residents to noise at night.”

But despite the fact that the complaints have only resulted in three prosecutions, the councillor told the chamber that there was an array of methods open to the team.

Cllr Gaywood said: “We have used a combination of informal intervention and formal legal action, including the seizure of noise equipment to achieve results.


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