News that almost 450 complaints were made to the council about noisy neighbours in Worcester over 18 months makes depressing reading.
The statistics - equalling 25 complaints a month - is a demonstration of how selfish and irresponsible people can be. And of course these are the the number of complaints actually made to Worcestershire Regulatory Services so heaven knows how many more incidents went unrecorded.
We are a tolerant nation by nature and most people don’t want to fall out with their neighbours.They hesitate to go to the authorities and instead suffer, not in silence, but silently.
So I urge all noisy residents to turn over a new leaf this year and show consideration for their neighbours. Council resources are over-stretched already and the time and money spent dealing with this totally avoidable problem could be better utilised.