Police warn on party noise reduction

Musicians at party
Musicians at party

Police have warned of an an increase in calls for service to homes with excessive noisy parties.

Overnight on December 5, police responded to calls for service for five complaints of excessive noise.  Three people were charged, after police were called a second time to homes with excessive noise.

Walton Avenue: At about 11:30pm on December 5 a 32-year-old female was charged with fail to comply with noise abatement direction

Violet Street: At about 10pm on December 5, a 33-year-old female was charged with fail to comply with noise abatement direction

Duchess Road: At about 1:20am on December 6, a 31-year-old male was charged with fail to comply with noise abatement direction.

Police say there is no designated time period for when you can or cannot call police if noise is deemed to be excessive in the circumstances.

Police may issue a noise abatement direction or seize equipment effective for 96 hours.

To avoid a noise complaint you should let your neighbours know if you are planning a party, and what time you plan on finishing.

Also Have a designated host who is able to look after the safety of guests, and can keep control of the volume dial if needed.

You can also register your party with police here.