Weekend noise increase in York

York Press: Weekend noise increase in York Weekend noise increase in York

WEEKEND noise crackdown teams in York have seen the number of calls they receive and visits they make rise this year.

Figures have shown that City of York Council’s noise patrol officers, who operate between 9pm and 3am on Friday and Saturday nights, were called 806 times between the start of April and mid-November, a 6.3 per cent rise on the same period in 2012.

They also visited 388 premises, a 15.1 per cent increase, during a year which has seen them start using a near-silent electric car and new technology which means they can stay “in the field” when dealing with complaints.

Throughout 2012/13, the patrol had 1,148 calls and made 611 visits, ten per cent more than the year before, with the council serving 29 noise abatement notices, spotting seven breaches of notices and carrying out four seizures of noisy equipment as a result.

Extra patrols were staged during freshers’ weeks, Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night.

Coun Linsay Cunningham-Cross, cabinet member for crime and stronger communities, said: “Excessive and persistent noise is a genuine nuisance and the noise patrol team is renowned for the role it plays in helping to reduce this problem.”

The council’s environment protection unit – which received 1,631 noise complaints in 2012/13, down from 1,824 in 2011/12 – and noise patrol service can be phoned on 01904 551555.

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5:17pm Mon 2 Dec 13

dfsdggfh says...

which is all well and good if the noise is happening between 9 and 3 on a Friday or Saturday. The rest of the week we have to suffer, even the police aren't interested
which is all well and good if the noise is happening between 9 and 3 on a Friday or Saturday. The rest of the week we have to suffer, even the police aren't interested dfsdggfh

5:17pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Fat Harry says...

So it still remains the case that if you suffer the effects of other people's noise Sunday to Thursday, you have to sort it out yourself, because the council thinks it only happens at weekends, and the police aren't interested any night, any time, anywhere.
So it still remains the case that if you suffer the effects of other people's noise Sunday to Thursday, you have to sort it out yourself, because the council thinks it only happens at weekends, and the police aren't interested any night, any time, anywhere. Fat Harry

9:10pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Richard Catton says...

Come on everyone. weren't you young once?
I live just just next to Keystones pub near Monk Bar.
I love being woken up at midnight every evening as wave after wave of drunken, spotty, fresher virgins stagger back to St Johns College.
When I hear those crazy guys singing their homoerotic rowing team songs at the top of their voices after drinking themselves into a stupor on one bottle of blue WKD, it gives me, and no-doubt my two young children, a warm glow inside.
Come on everyone. weren't you young once? I live just just next to Keystones pub near Monk Bar. I love being woken up at midnight every evening as wave after wave of drunken, spotty, fresher virgins stagger back to St Johns College. When I hear those crazy guys singing their homoerotic rowing team songs at the top of their voices after drinking themselves into a stupor on one bottle of blue WKD, it gives me, and no-doubt my two young children, a warm glow inside. Richard Catton

9:12pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Richard Catton says...

Come on everyone. weren't you young once?
I live just next to Keystones under Monk Bar.
I love being woken up at midnight every evening as wave after wave of drunken, spotty, fresher virgins stagger back to St Johns College.
When I hear those crazy guys singing their homoerotic rowing team songs at the top of their voices after drinking themselves into a stupor on one bottle of blue WKD, it gives me, and no-doubt my two young children, a warm glow inside.
Come on everyone. weren't you young once? I live just next to Keystones under Monk Bar. I love being woken up at midnight every evening as wave after wave of drunken, spotty, fresher virgins stagger back to St Johns College. When I hear those crazy guys singing their homoerotic rowing team songs at the top of their voices after drinking themselves into a stupor on one bottle of blue WKD, it gives me, and no-doubt my two young children, a warm glow inside. Richard Catton

9:35pm Mon 2 Dec 13

jumbojet says...

Richard Catton wrote:
Come on everyone. weren't you young once?
I live just next to Keystones under Monk Bar.
I love being woken up at midnight every evening as wave after wave of drunken, spotty, fresher virgins stagger back to St Johns College.
When I hear those crazy guys singing their homoerotic rowing team songs at the top of their voices after drinking themselves into a stupor on one bottle of blue WKD, it gives me, and no-doubt my two young children, a warm glow inside.
You must live in a different part of Monk Bar than the rest of us, because at midnight the same yobs are making their way into the City, not going back to St Johns College. Anything up to a hundred, marching up Goodramgate, beer glasses in hand, bottles in hand, and then thrown anywhere when emptied. No control in the pub, hence leaving with glasses and bottles, no control in the street, not a policeman in sight, a disgrace, and the people in charge, from Chief Inspector to College Senior Staff, do absolutely NOTHING.
[quote][p][bold]Richard Catton[/bold] wrote: Come on everyone. weren't you young once? I live just next to Keystones under Monk Bar. I love being woken up at midnight every evening as wave after wave of drunken, spotty, fresher virgins stagger back to St Johns College. When I hear those crazy guys singing their homoerotic rowing team songs at the top of their voices after drinking themselves into a stupor on one bottle of blue WKD, it gives me, and no-doubt my two young children, a warm glow inside.[/p][/quote]You must live in a different part of Monk Bar than the rest of us, because at midnight the same yobs are making their way into the City, not going back to St Johns College. Anything up to a hundred, marching up Goodramgate, beer glasses in hand, bottles in hand, and then thrown anywhere when emptied. No control in the pub, hence leaving with glasses and bottles, no control in the street, not a policeman in sight, a disgrace, and the people in charge, from Chief Inspector to College Senior Staff, do absolutely NOTHING. jumbojet

9:39am Tue 3 Dec 13

Grey Lady says...

I live in an area close to York University, there have been Students living next door for 27 years, sometimes they are considerate and the noise is kept to a minimum, and some, like the ones there now think it's ok to be playing loud music, singing, shouting and slamming doors at all hours.

This year, due to illness I have found it necessary to complain to the Council about the noise (which is occurring during the week) and they couldn't have been more helpful or understanding. Unfortunately, they've had to contact the neighbours twice, and at the moment, next door is so quiet I think they must be tiptoeing around the place.

My point is, even if the noise nuisance is at a time when there are no patrols on duty, you can still complain and the nice people in the office will do all they can to help you.
I live in an area close to York University, there have been Students living next door for 27 years, sometimes they are considerate and the noise is kept to a minimum, and some, like the ones there now think it's ok to be playing loud music, singing, shouting and slamming doors at all hours. This year, due to illness I have found it necessary to complain to the Council about the noise (which is occurring during the week) and they couldn't have been more helpful or understanding. Unfortunately, they've had to contact the neighbours twice, and at the moment, next door is so quiet I think they must be tiptoeing around the place. My point is, even if the noise nuisance is at a time when there are no patrols on duty, you can still complain and the nice people in the office will do all they can to help you. Grey Lady

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