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Northampton’s noisiest neighbourhoods revealed

Noise FOI map

Noise FOI map

 

The noisiest neighbourhoods in Northampton for dogs, loud music and construction noise have been revealed, after new figures were released to the Chronicle & Echo.

The statistics, which have been released under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal a total of 1,645 noise complaints were made to Northampton Borough Council last year.

For an interactive map of Northampton with all the data on click Noise Map

The noisiest neighbourhood in town in 2012 was the Castle ward, comprising most of the town centre’s pubs and clubs as well as most of The Mounts, where 292 complaints were made. Of those, 111 were because of music, while 87 concerned noisy neighbours and 64 were about commercial noise.

The second noisiest neighbourhood was Talavera ward, including Round Spinney industrial estate and parts of Goldings and Lings, where 144 complaints were made, followed by Delapre and Briar Hill, with 138 complaints. The quietest part of Northampton in 2012 was the Park area, including Abington Park and sections of Weston Favell, where just four complaints were made.

Across the town, almost 750 complaints, or 45 per cent, concerned loud music. When it came to the area of town with the noisiest pet dogs, Headlands topped the list with 21 complaints in 12 months.

They made up a significant chunk of the total 207 complaints made about anti-social pooches across Northampton in 2012.

The borough council said officers served 15 abatement notices during 2012. There were no prosecutions, but the authority has “at least one pending”, it revealed.

Councillor John Caswell, cabinet member for environmental health, said: “We all have different tolerance levels on noise and so consideration for the effect your noise may be having on others is really important.

“Noise can be really upsetting and ruin a person’s quality of life.Blaring music, loud arguments and dogs barking all have the potential to disturb neighbours.

“Being considerate really does make a difference. But when the noise happens repeatedly we can and do step in to take action against the perpetrators.”

To report noise nuisance call the borough council’s environmental health team during office hours on 0300 330 7000. Messages are picked up the next working day.

Abington Ward79

Noise - Dogs9

Noise - Music43

Noise - Neighbour20

Noise- Commercial5

Noi-Security Alarms2

Billing Ward38

Noise - Dogs4

Noise - Music18

Noise - Neighbour8

Noise Construction3

Noi-Security Alarms4

Street Noise1

Boothville Ward8

Noise - Dogs5

Noise- Commercial1

Noise Construction1

Noi-Security Alarms1

Brookside Ward41

Noise - Dogs14

Noise - Miscellaneous1

Noise - Music17

Noise - Neighbour8

Noise Construction1

Castle Ward292

Noise - Dogs10

Noise - Miscellaneous 4

Noise - Music111

Noise - Neighbour87

Noise- Commercial64

Noise Construction9

Noi-Security Alarms3

Street Noise3

Vehicle Alarm1

Delapre/
Briar Hill Ward138

Noise - Dogs12

Noise - Miscellaneous 1

Noise - Music89

Noise - Neighbour19

Noise- Commercial7

Noise Construction3

Noi-Security Alarms5

Street Noise1

Vehicle Machinery
 Equip Noise1

East Hunsbury29

Noise - Dogs6

Noise - Miscellaneous 1

Noise - Music8

Noise - Neighbour6

Noise- Commercial3

Noise Construction3

Transport Noise1

Vehicle Alarm1

Eastfield Ward51

Noise - Dogs8

Noise - Music27

Noise - Neighbour16

Headlands War80

Noise - Dogs21

Noise - Miscellaneous 1

Noise - Music31

Noise - Neighbour17

Noise- Commercial9

Noi-Security Alarms 1

Kings Heath Ward68

Noise - Dogs4

Noise - Miscellaneous2

Noise - Music46

Noise - Neighbour15

Noise- Commercial1

Kingsley Ward27

Noise - Dogs9

Noise - Miscellaneous1

Noise - Music7

Noise - Neighbour9

Noise Construction1

Kingsthorpe Ward18

Noise - Dogs3

Noise - Miscellaneous2

Noise - Music8

Noise - Neighbour2

Noise- Commercial3

Nene Valley Ward21

Noise - Dogs8

Noise - Music6

Noise - Neighbour1

Noise- Commercial3

Noise Construction2

Vehicle Machinery
 Equip Noise1

New Duston Ward28

Noise - Dogs6

Noise - Miscellaneous1

Noise - Music9

Noise - Neighbour6

Noise- Commercial4

Noise Construction1

Noi-Security Alarms1

Obelisk Ward13

Noise - Dogs4

Noise - Music7

Noise - Neighbour2

Old Duston Ward50

Noise - Dogs4

Noise - Miscellaneous1

Noise - Music23

Noise - Neighbour12

Noise- Commercial3

Noise Construction4

Noi-Security Alarms3

Park Ward4

Noise - Dogs1

Noise - Neighbour2

Noise Construction1

Parklands Ward8

Noise - Dogs1

Noise - Neighbour6

Noise- Commercial1

Phippsville Ward26

Noise - Dogs2

Noise - Music15

Noise - Neighbour6

Noise Construction2

Street Noise1

Rectory Farm Ward34

Noise - Dogs5

Noise - Music20

Noise - Neighbour8

Noise Construction1

Riverside Ward29

Noise - Dogs5

Noise - Music14

Noise - Neighbour1

Noise- Commercial5

Noise Construction2

Noi-Security Alarms1

Street Noise1

Rushmills Ward23

Noise - Dogs1

Noise - Music13

Noise - Neighbour5

Noise Construction3

Vehicle Machinery Equip Noise1

Semilong Ward78

Noise - Dogs6

Noise - Miscellaneous2

Noise - Music32

Noise - Neighbour27

Noise- Commercial6

Noise Construction2

Noi-Security Alarms 3

Spencer Ward44

Noise - Dogs5

Noise - Miscellaneous6

Noise - Music16

Noise - Neighbour13

Noise- Commercial3

Noise Construction1

Spring Park Ward15

Noise - Dogs3

Noise - Miscellaneous3

Noise - Music7

Noise - Neighbour1

Vehicle Alarm1

St Davids Ward60

Noise - Dogs8

Noise - Miscellaneous3

Noise - Music31

Noise - Neighbour13

Noise Construction1

Noi-Security Alarms2

Transport Noise1

Vehicle Alarm1

St James Ward52

Noise - Dogs6

Noise - Miscellaneous 1

Noise - Music17

Noise - Neighbour20

Noise- Commercial3

Noise Construction3

Street Noise1

Vehicle Alarm1

Sunnyside Ward42

Noise - Dogs5

Noise - Music21

Noise - Neighbour12

Noise- Commercial2

Vehicle Alarm2

Talavera Ward144

Noise - Dogs18

Noise - Miscellaneous 2

Noise - Music74

Noise - Neighbour42

Noise- Commercial3

Noise Construction2

Noi-Security Alarms2

Vehicle Machinery

Equip Noise1

Trinity Ward45

Noise - Dogs8

Noise - Miscellaneous 1

Noise - Music10

Noise - Neighbour11

Noise- Commercial11

Noise Construction1

Noi-Security Alarms 3

Upton Ward21

Noise - Dogs2

Noise - Music11

Noise - Neighbour4

Noise- Commercial2

Noise Construction1

Vehicle Machinery
 Equip Noise1

West Hunsbury Ward22

Noise - Dogs3

Noise - Miscellaneous1

Noise - Music9

Noise - Neighbour7

Noise- Commercial1

Vehicle Alarm1

Weston Ward17

Noise - Dogs1

Noise - Music7

Noise - Neighbour6

Noise- Commercial1

Noise Construction1

Vehicle Alarm1

 

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