Labour’s pledge to introduce a 24h service to report and deal with nuisance noise at has today received a boost after it was revealed that new research found Tower Hamlets was the fourth worst borough in the country for nuisance neighbours.
The independent study, conducted by Churchill Home Insurance, found that over 5,000 residential noise complaints were made last year.
As part of the process of setting the Council’s annual Budget last month Labour councillors argued for making the out of hours noise service run 24h at weekends. The current mayor, Lutfur Rahman, rejected the proposal saying that there is a “noise service during the busiest hours at the weekend.”
Labour’s Environment spokesperson, Cllr Helal Abbas, said:
“This study clearly shows that residents are suffering from late night noise, that is why we proposed introducing a 24h service to report and deal with noisy neighbours. People want to know there is someone they can call if they are being kept up by nuisance noise.
“Whilst Labour are responding to genuine resident concerns, Lutfur Rahman is too busy playing politics to listen.”
Labour’s Candidate for Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, said:
“Lutfur Rahman doesn't realise that it is things like this - a little thing for the borough but a massive problem for the neighbours affected by noise - that can make or break the quality of life for local residents. We have listened and this is what we will do.”