Getting noisy neighbours to put a sock in it
EVERYONE deserves a little peace and quiet – especially in their own home.
The list we publish today reveals the best and worst areas in the city for noise complaints.
Behind each one of these complaints is a life disrupted. Anyone who has been the victim of a noisy neighbour will know how infuriating and invasive it can be.
Mutley and Greenbank are revealed as the noise nuisance hotspots.
Clearly, it is easy to jump to the conclusion that the high number of students living in these areas are to blame. Students bring wealth, talent and fun to this city and we should welcome them with open arms. But it is important that enthusiasm does not blind us to the very real problems that some appear to be causing.
It is good to see the council is seeking ways of cracking down on offenders and working with the university to tackle the issue.
The suggestion that repeat offenders could have their degree withheld would certainly provide a powerful incentive to put a sock in it.