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Noise Complaints

Requested on
Wed 20th February, 2013
Reference
FOI 2726
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Please could I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act, for each of the following years:

(a) Jan 1st-Dec 31st 2011
(b) Jan 1st-Dec 31st 2012

For each year:

1. How many noise nuisance complaints were received?
2. How many of those complaints resulted in prosecution?
3. How many of those complaints resulted in other action short of prosecution such as warning letters, notices or seizure of items (or animals)?
4. How many complaints resulted in no action at all?
5. How many times did the council advise eviction?
6. How many of those complaints were still going on 6 months after the complaint being made?

Answer

1. How many noise nuisance complaints were received?
 2011 - 609
 2012 - 570
2. How many of those complaints resulted in prosecution?
2011 - 0
2012 - 0
3. How many of those complaints resulted in other action short of prosecution such as warning letters, notices or seizure of items (or animals)?
2011 – Notices – 9, Referred to other services – 14, Other - 398
 2012 - Notices – 14, Referred to other services – 31, Other - 224
4. How many complaints resulted in no action at all?
2011 - No action & ceased before complaint received - 188
2012 - No action & ceased before complaint received - 301
5. How many times did the council advise eviction?
2011 - 0
2012 - 0
6. How many of those complaints were still going on 6 months after the complaint being made?
2011 - 13
2012 - 29

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