Keeping noise down

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NOISY neighbours are being given sound advice about keeping the volume down.

Each year the Environment Protection Service receives more than 1,000 complaints about noise nuisance across South Tyneside.

Barking dogs and loud music are the chief culprits for disturbing peace and quiet.

The borough council is tbacking Noise Action Week, to raise awareness of how it is tackled through education and enforcement.

Councillor Tracey Dixon said: “People have a right to enjoy themselves in their own homes.

“However, we would ask residents to be considerate and think about how excessive noise could be affecting their neighbours.”