How many noise complaints in my area? Handy tool reveals noisiest streets in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

There were seven complaints over ‘shootings’
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More than 1,000 complaints over noise were made to Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire over 2021. Complaints ranged from television noise to DIY to loud music - but not every report will have been investigated by council officers.

South Gloucestershire Council received the highest number of complaints, 807, while Bristol City Council received 274. Bridge Road in Mangotsfield saw the most complaints with 15 - 14 were for loud music and one was for a party, all in July and August.

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High Street in Oldland Common had 14 complaints logged, 13 of which were for parties and loud music while one was for ‘other noise’. And Celestine Road in Yate saw 13 complaints logged, 10 for loud music and parties, one for a burglar alarm and two for ‘other noise’.

Over in Bristol, Gorse Hill in Staple Hill saw the highest number of complaints with eight. Three for loud voices, two for banging, two for music and one for dogs and animals.

Most noise complaints were on expected themes. But there were some surprising ones. ‘Shooting’ was logged in Doynton Road in Dyrham twice, in Mapleridge Lane in Yate five times. Use our tool below to find out how many complaints were made in your street.


In Bristol, officers will investigate a complaint if the noise happens regularly, or if the complainant has filled a 14-day noise diary. The council won’t investigate one-off complaints. Noise diaries can be downloaded from here.

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And in South Gloucestershire, officers will not investigate noises where the source is unknown. They will alos not look into everyday household noises, traffic from legal use of the highway and noise from gatherings in a street. People can report a noise here.

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