As the clocks go forward, there is usually an increase in the number of reports of neighbourhood nuisance. Everyone has different tolerance levels. We have the following advice to help neighbours get along, whilst enjoying a social life.

  • Always respect your neighbours and their property.
  • Treat others how you want to be treated.
  • Listen to your neighbours if they complain about you.
  • Keep music, stereo and TV volume down - your neighbours should not be able to hear them if they are at an acceptable level.
  • If you are planning a barbecue or 'get together' with friends, inform your neighbours of your plans -and keep the noise to an acceptable level.
  • Don't drink on the street and please report any underage drinking to the police
  • Ensure you carry out household chores such as vacuuming, washing and mowing the lawn at reasonable hours of the day.
  • Chat to your children about the impact their playing habits might have on neighbours. Playing football in the street can result in damage to property and stress to neighbours if it impacts on their home or garden. There are lots of alternative activities available keep young people entertained this spring visit: http://yaz.sthelens.gov.uk/ or www.whatsoninsthelens.com