Noise pollution


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If you have any queries about noise pollution, please contact the Environmental Health team on 0191 424 7907 or email

The Environmental Health Service deals with an average of 1900 complaints a year from residents in South Tyneside.

Modern day living and great advances in the the design of home comforts and the capabilities of technology, such as home cinema systems, now means that we, as a society are becoming noisier than ever!

Research has shown that nearly a third of people in Britain are annoyed by neighbour noise, and for 14% it has an impact on quality of life.

Roughly half of noise makers claim to be unaware they are making a noise that is causing disturbance.

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