Being a good neighbour

Being a good neighbour

Being a good neighbour means thinking about how your behaviour affects others.

Here are some common sense dos and don’ts -


  • Warn neighbours if you are having a party and remember to keep the noise down particularly after 11pm
  • Be careful not to disturb neighbours after midnight
  • Wear slippers or soft shoes especially if you have a wood or laminate floor. Your floor may be someone else's ceiling
  • Lay carpets and hang curtains - they help to absorb sound
  • Try to position speakers away from neighbour's walls
  • Make sure your children don't disturb other people.


  • Carry out DIY late at night or early in the morning. Generally speaking 3 - 4 hours total duration, each day between Monday to Saturday: 8am - 9pm and Sundays and bank holidays: 10am - 4pm.
  • Play music or have the television on too loud
  • Take a radio or speakers outside
  • Slam the doors if you come home late
  • Use domestic appliances - such as the hoover or washing machine - late at night
  • Shout or use raised voices - your neighbour may hear you
  • Let your children play too noisily. No jumping on the floor!
  • Don't sound car horns or rev engines, especially at night.

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