The Council’s Enforcement Officers deal with a variety of environmental issues on public land that can have a negative impact on the local environment. They undertake routine patrols in the Borough of Ipswich.
We understand that people have the right to hold parties and to enjoy themselves in their own property. However, people do not have the right to unreasonably interfere with the use and enjoyment of neighbouring properties.
Commercial and industrial premises have a legal defence known as 'Best Practicable Means' which says that it may not always be possible to stop a noise completely. However, it is possible to seek to keep it to an acceptable level.
Noise from domestic entertainment such as stereos, radios and televisions can annoy, cause stress and generally affect the quality of life in a residential area. It is the biggest cause of complaints between neighbours.