Got a noisy neighbour? Now there’s a council app that lets you report them
Noisy neighbours can be tackled with a new app service in which the disturbance can be captured and sent directly to Borough of Poole officers.
The easy to use and free app allows users to make short audio recordings of up to 30 seconds of noise on their Apple or Android smartphone and enter details about the nature of the disturbance, which then combine to make an electronic noise diary.
Using the GPS feature on smartphones, the app will find the location of the noise and this data is shared with the council to support noise complaints.
“We know that excessive noise can be a real issue for some of our residents,” said Cllr John Rampton, cabinet portfolio holder for environment and consumer protection.
“Whilst we would encourage people to politely approach neighbours to try and resolve problems in the first instance, the new noise app will give our officers extra assistance in investigating cases where a resolution has not been found.
“The data gathered by the app will allow our officer to decide on the next steps we are able to take, as well as providing users with regular update messages on the investigation.”
For more information about the app go to poole.gov.uk.