Sutton Council urge people to be considerate when having barbecues and summer parties

Sutton Guardian: Barbecues might smell nice to some, but Sutton Council has warned against overly noisy outdoor parties Barbecues might smell nice to some, but Sutton Council has warned against overly noisy outdoor parties

Sutton Council is asking people to spare a thought for their neighbours.

Complaints to the environmental health department rise in the summer, as more people enjoy barbecues and outdoor parties.

The team want those who have parties to warn neighbours in advance and consider inviting them.

They also want people to keep windows and doors shut if somebody complains about noise, and to avoid shouting.

The council want those playing music to keep it in the house, rather than blaring it out in the garden.

The team are also asking those who have barbecues to keep them away from neighbours properties, to reduce the chance of fumes drifting into their house.

Councillor Jill Whitehead, Chair for Environment and Neighbourhood Committee, said: "Excessive noise can really ruin people's quality of life, whether it's a dog barking, banging from DIY, loud music or burglar alarms going off. 

"We are not asking for people to cancel their summer barbecues, but do ask that they be considerate."

For more advice or information call 020 8770 5000.

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5:34pm Wed 11 Jun 14

dazzagirl says...

Amazing, the council worry about 1 off barbecues but give the pub in our normally quiet residential street a licence til 2 at weekends and 12 the rest of the week so that we are all kept awake every single night when the weather is like this with shouting and music and when the council get called they do sweet fa and pass the buck, double standards and makes me so angry , probably due to late nights all the time!
Amazing, the council worry about 1 off barbecues but give the pub in our normally quiet residential street a licence til 2 at weekends and 12 the rest of the week so that we are all kept awake every single night when the weather is like this with shouting and music and when the council get called they do sweet fa and pass the buck, double standards and makes me so angry , probably due to late nights all the time! dazzagirl
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8:49am Thu 12 Jun 14

Angela M says...

Unfortunately a lot of people barbecue regularly throughout the summer months, ruining washing and making their neighbours' houses fill with smoke. We spent most of last summer with all the windows and doors shut.

I'm glad that councils recognise the fact that having a barbecue is often at the expense of other people's enjoyment. I just wish barbecuers would think about other people and at least put their smelly barbecues at the bottom of the garden.

It's also worth noting that many houses in highly populated areas have restrictive covenants barring the use of barbecues or bonfires, which of course people ignore.
Unfortunately a lot of people barbecue regularly throughout the summer months, ruining washing and making their neighbours' houses fill with smoke. We spent most of last summer with all the windows and doors shut. I'm glad that councils recognise the fact that having a barbecue is often at the expense of other people's enjoyment. I just wish barbecuers would think about other people and at least put their smelly barbecues at the bottom of the garden. It's also worth noting that many houses in highly populated areas have restrictive covenants barring the use of barbecues or bonfires, which of course people ignore. Angela M
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10:27am Thu 12 Jun 14

emelem says...

and remember kids! when you have a bbq and get too drunk, don't beat each other up! :D
and remember kids! when you have a bbq and get too drunk, don't beat each other up! :D emelem
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10:24pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Monstermunch17 says...

Angela M wrote:
Unfortunately a lot of people barbecue regularly throughout the summer months, ruining washing and making their neighbours' houses fill with smoke. We spent most of last summer with all the windows and doors shut.

I'm glad that councils recognise the fact that having a barbecue is often at the expense of other people's enjoyment. I just wish barbecuers would think about other people and at least put their smelly barbecues at the bottom of the garden.

It's also worth noting that many houses in highly populated areas have restrictive covenants barring the use of barbecues or bonfires, which of course people ignore.
Wow! Talk about the Fun Police! I take it you don't generally get invited?
[quote][p][bold]Angela M[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately a lot of people barbecue regularly throughout the summer months, ruining washing and making their neighbours' houses fill with smoke. We spent most of last summer with all the windows and doors shut. I'm glad that councils recognise the fact that having a barbecue is often at the expense of other people's enjoyment. I just wish barbecuers would think about other people and at least put their smelly barbecues at the bottom of the garden. It's also worth noting that many houses in highly populated areas have restrictive covenants barring the use of barbecues or bonfires, which of course people ignore.[/p][/quote]Wow! Talk about the Fun Police! I take it you don't generally get invited? Monstermunch17
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