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FOI 7163

Noise Complaints

Request

1. How many statutory nuisance complaints has the council received in total between 1st January 2013 and 22nd September 2013?
2. How many ‘noise abatement’ orders have been made between 1st January 2013 and 22nd September 2013?
3. How many ‘noise abatement’ orders have been broken between 1st January 2013 and 22nd September 2013?
4. In how many instances between 1st January 2013 and 22nd September 2013 has the council been granted an order to remove equipment from residential premises as a result of complaints regarding noise disturbance?
5. How many complaints has the council received in each of the following categories since 1st January, 2013?
(If a complaint falls into more than one category, please select the category you believe to be most appropriate. Please do NOT list complaints twice.)
- Noise - e.g. from loud music, home improvements,  domestic alarms.
- Animals - e.g. smells, fouling and damage created by animals. The keeping of an excessive number of animals. Potentially dangerous animals.
- Refuse, accumulation and deposits – e.g. rubbish left in gardens or private alleyways
- Condition & maintenance of domestic premises - e.g. guttering, garden & hedges, hygiene, vermin & pests, any other general maintenance
- Parking & vehicles - e.g. including mobile homes, caravans and all other motorised or non-motorised vehicles

Response

1. How many statutory nuisance complaints has the council received in total between 1st January 2013 and 22nd September 2013? - 550
2. How many ‘noise abatement’ orders have been made between 1st January 2013 and 22nd September 2013? - 4
3. How many ‘noise abatement’ orders have been broken between 1st January 2013 and 22nd September 2013? - nil
4. In how many instances between 1st January 2013 and 22nd September 2013 has the council been granted an order to remove equipment from residential premises as a result of complaints regarding noise disturbance? – N/A - NIL
5. How many complaints has the council received in each of the following categories since 1st January, 2013?
(If a complaint falls into more than one category, please select the category you believe to be most appropriate. Please do NOT list complaints twice.)
o Noise - 305
e.g. from loud music, home improvements, domestic alarms.
o Animals - 99
e.g. smells, fouling and damage created by animals. The keeping of an excessive number of animals. Potentially dangerous animals.
o Refuse, accumulation and deposits – e.g. rubbish left in gardens or private alleyways - 81
o Condition & maintenance of domestic premises e.g. guttering, garden & hedges, hygiene, vermin & pests, any other general maintenance - 74
o Parking & vehicles e.g. including mobile homes, caravans and all other motorised or non-motorised vehicles –
o OFF ROAD PARKING – NIL
o ON ROAD PARKING – PLEASE CONTACT Essex County Council Parking Partnership – Chelmsford