Re: Banging and thumping from neighbours' children
THAT seems exactly to be OUR problem. The "GUIDE" for E H officers is the E P Act 1990, and all EH departments countrywide have access to cases up and down the country via computer access.
So, in theory you tap in and say " o yes, there was such a case in e.g. London, which went to court and this is what was done, we'l do that too"..!!! But, as you point out, as we know to our nerve-endings, it dos'nt work like that, it appears that each EH department reads the GUIDE book differently, interprets it differently, dos'nt even update its website, maybe to deter enquiry.....
Plus, Out of Hours Services vary so much...e.g. maybe once a week on a saturday night till 2am....as if it only happens then.
Also many many of our members suffer not only noise but intimidation...drug use, alcohol, worry about the elderly, the mentally ill, minor's.....so the number of different agencies involved is greater, and if they don't join up the issues.....
In simple terms its like the dripping tap. If your stuck beside it constantly...it'l drive you mental. If your anywhere else....well....whats your problem is the attitude so many of us have to deal with on top of the fact that tap still drips and will until its fixed.