West Berkshire Council

Noise Nuisance

Dealing with noise from individuals and businesses in the West Berkshire or Wokingham area

People and businesses in our neighbourhoods inevitably create noise.  Sometimes this noise is unreasonable, avoidable or inconsiderate and we can offer help in resolving problems in these cases, depending on the circumstances.

Noise from businesses

If you feel that the noise that's generated by a business or a company is excessive or unreasonable, we can sometimes help to improve matters by talking to the business to make sure they understand the impact they might be having.

In some cases we need to take things through more formal channels and use the law to enforce things. This work can be complicated and take some time to be effective.

Please use our online form to report your concerns - we'll respond to your message as soon as possible.

Noise from neighbours

Noise from neighbours can be distressing.
The government have produced guidance for resolving neighbour disputes that you may find useful - in the first instance, talking to your neighbour or their landlord is a more appropriate step than contacting us.

If your issue involves statutory nuisance, please use our online form to report your concerns - we'll respond to your message as soon as possible. 

If your issue is considered harassment or involves threats of violence, you should contact the police..

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