Thanks to a new injection of funding, City of York Council will be running additional ‘noise patrols’ this autumn to establish acceptable noise levels.
Additional funding from the Safer York Partnership is enabling the council’s environmental protection unit to carry out extra noise patrols at the start of the new academic year and during the autumn festivals of Halloween and Bonfire Night.
These additional patrols will operate during Freshers’ Week and enable the Council to provide advice to students on how to control noise and assistance to those affected by noise. Patrols will operate from 10pm-1am in the weeks of 17-20 September for York St John University and 8-11 October at the University of York.
It is also planned that extra noise patrols will operate along similar lines and similar hours on Halloween and Bonfire Night to advise on and give support to people enjoying the festivities.
The Noise Patrol’s normal operating hours are from 9pm-3am, on Friday and Saturday nights and can be contacted on (01904) 551555.
Councillor Dafydd Williams, cabinet member for Crime and Stronger Communities said: “Excessive and persistent noise is a genuine nuisance and the noise patrol team in York is renowned for the role it plays in helping to reduce this problem. This extra funding, which has been targeted where we know noise problems traditionally arise, will help to ensure that some people’s fun doesn’t spoil that of others.”