Wednesday 13 December 1995
Noisy neighbours face a pounds 40 on-the-spot fixed penalty if they refuse to comply with warnings to tone down night time nuisance, under tough measures announced by the Governmen. The creation of a new night-time noise offence - between 11pm and 7am, is part of a package designed to tackle and clarify ways of dealing with the problem of noise in towns and cities. Under the new offence - noise such as from a ghetto blaster, discotheque or live band or machinery - would have to exceed 35 decibels and the background level by at least 10 decibels when measured in a complainant's house, before action is taken.
way. If Government decides to purchase it compulsarily, then the trust has a special right to put the matter before both houses of Parliament.
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