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16 July 2020

Council sees big increase in complaints about neighbours

Residents are being urged to be considerate of their neighbours, following a big increase in complaints.

Fareham Borough Council has seen an increase of just over 50% in domestic pollution complaints – up from 290 April - July 2019 to 437 for the same period this year.

Domestic Pollution includes issues such as loud music, shouting, barking dogs and bonfires. Complaints about loud voices have nearly doubled this year, while complaints about bonfires are nearly three times higher.  

The Council can take action against residents who cause regular problems with bonfires or noise under Statutory Nuisance legislation.

Councillor Trevor Cartwright, Executive Member for Health and Public Protection at Fareham Borough Council, said:

“We know this has been a stressful time for people and of course many of us have been at home a lot more than normal during lockdown. Thankfully most residents are good neighbours and, in most cases, when there is an issue it can be resolved with a conversation between the two parties. 

However, the figures clearly show an increase in inconsiderate behaviour. My message to residents is please think about others, and for those who cause persistent problems for their neighbours, we can and will take action.”


For further information contact:

Customer Enquiries

Tel: 01329 236100

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The Communications Team
Tel: 01329 824310
Fax: 01329 550576

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