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Posted on Saturday, 04 September, 2004 - 03:45 pm:   

I was woken up at 3.15 am today September 4th by a very noisy party some 90 yards from our home.

I not against people having parties but this was very noisy with heavy beat music making it impossible to sleep.

I thought it was against local bye laws to create unnnecessary noise after midnight.

What did I do?

I rang Lewisham Council only to be told that the noise patrol ceases operations after 3am So nothing could be done about it.

The noise finally stopped at 5 am

The moral of this I suppose is to report a noisy party immediately after midnight or if you want to hold a noisy party do not start it till after 3 am.!!!

How many other web users have suffered this problem and what can be done about it.

We are now approaching the firework season.
I believe a new law is in force rergarding the times fireworks are allowed to be set off.

Is there any body out there could advise?

I am not a killjoy but please can these people consider their neighbours, especially those who have small children and sick relatives
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Posted on Sunday, 05 September, 2004 - 01:26 pm:   

I agree
I have been lucky recently but in the past have had major problems.
Surely if your noise can be heard in the street outside your house it is TOO loud.
Why cannot anything be done with the antisocial parasites who drive round very slowly with speakers blaring. I have been tempted to
chuch a brick at them but have kept calm so far
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Posted on Sunday, 05 September, 2004 - 06:08 pm:   

Bizarre that the Lewisham noise patrol stops at the very time it's likely to be needed most.
Martin, log all the details of this episode and push for something to be done. I'm sure you're not alone as it sounds like it must have disturbed most of the street.
As I understand it the laws against noise pollution have been strengthened and it's now easier to get something done about it.
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Posted on Monday, 06 September, 2004 - 07:58 am:   

Re Fireworks
There was someone letting off fireworks at around 3am on Sunday morning. Don't these people need to sleep! I certainly do, especially when I have to get up to go to work at 4:30.
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Posted on Monday, 06 September, 2004 - 12:48 pm:   

Something similar happened last autumn near me not even November 5th- this house was always having middle of the night firework displays- unfortunately for them I was so angry about being woken up at 3am that I put on my coat and paid them a visit, preferring for once the direct approach. Another woman had beaten me to it and threatened to bring her then screaming child round to them so that they would know all about it. The people were simply fazed by it all, completely drunk, and frankly probably too unsafe to be using fireworks at all. Need less to say it has never happened since. Suggest getting a few neighbours together to go a knocking. You have a right to request them to stop. Call the police if it looks like there will be trouble, and of course , you need to use your best judgement as to whether these people are likely to be violent.
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Posted on Monday, 06 September, 2004 - 01:21 pm:   

Brace yourself for the coming weeks.... Last year was an absolute nightmare. Fireworks every night until 3 or 4 am for about 2 months. ince shops are eager to make as much money as possible in the next few weeks we will see / hear the first signs of the mayhem to come. It got so bad last year that we'll probably be taking some time off and move out around october november time.

The problem wasn't so much with a particular party of event but with kids setting off fireworks down our road / surrounding area and waking up the entire neigbhbourhood.

As for going out and confronting them...yeah right. I don't even need to expand on this do I?

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