The Public Protection team responds to noise issues that have an adverse impact on local communties

Concerned about a large gathering or open music event? If you see or hear it, report it

The Council continues work with its partners to ensure that all local residents feel safe secure in their homes. If there is a large gathering or open music event in progress on your street or in your area, please report it using the phone line or form below if the event has finished.

Report a noise nuisance 020 7926 5000 during the following hours

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (Daytime)
  • Thursday 8pm to 4am (Night time)
  • Friday and Saturday 9pm to 5am (Night time)

You will receive a callback and, if applicable, officers will attend to assess the noise.

You can also use the form below to report a noise nuisance, this should be used to report past noise issues.

Changes to our noise service due to coronavirus

Our regulatory and public protection officers have been assigned to emergency coronavirus activities to keep the public safe. Our priorities currently include coronavirus business closures, advising on social distancing and protective lockdown controls.

In order to observe social distancing guidelines and with a reduction in resources, our anti-social behaviour & noise nuisance service has been significantly reduced. Our interim arrangements will be to engage with alleged perpetrators through alternative methods and we will issue written advice. Where appropriate we will escalate significant incidents with the police and other partners.

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Call Public Protection on 020 7926 5000 during office hours

Who can use this service

When you make a request to our responsive service, the Principal Officer on duty will conduct a review of your complaint and respond to you via telephone within half an hour. The review will involve conducting background checks on our systems which will assist in making a decision as to what level of response is required.

The Council operates a responsive service during the following hours:

Weekday daytime service:

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Overnight responsive service:

The overnight service runs during the evenings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday until the early hours of the following morning.

  • Thursday from 8pm to 4am
  • Friday from 9pm to 5am
  • Saturday from 9pm to 5am

Construction noise and DIY works can take place: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Saturday 8am to 1pm

What you need to know...

If officers attend your home, they will usually have to conduct an assessment from within a habitable room. Habitable rooms include living areas and bedrooms. If officers are unable to conduct an assessment as described above, it is unlikely that any action can be taken.

We treat all complaints in confidence, but there may be occasions when we will be required to release information to third parties. If we ever need to do this, we will let you know and give you the opportunity to decline.

We will never disclose your personal information to perpetrators or a third party without your consent, however it is certainly possible that the person causing the alleged nuisance might guess where the report has come from.

For information on taking your own legal action call 020 7926 5000