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Noisy Motorbike weekdays at 5AM

Reported anonymously at 13:49, Thu 31 March 2016

Sent to Hampshire County Council and Rushmoor Borough Council 1 minute later

Most weekday mornings a motorbike queues at the traffic lights at 5am waking up the neighbourhood. It is very loud and my partner compared it to a pneumatic drill. Having spoken to the neighbours it is not only us that gets woken up at 5AM. I am only assume there is a problem with the silencer on the exhaust/it doesn't have one. It has been ongoing for the last 2 weeks, prior to that I had never heard it before. living so close to an airport and a road you would expect some background noise but nothing ever has been this loud, even despite the road works.

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  • 31/03/2016

    Good Afternoon,

    Thank you for your email.

    I have forwarded your email by way of copy to the Noise Pollution Team, for their attention and response.

    I have found the following information on our website. It is not easy to define statutory noise nuisance, but it could be described as an unreasonable interference with the enjoyment of your property. You must experience it regularly and it must continue for a period of time that makes it unreasonable.

    We have no legal powers to deal with: ◾Aircraft noise ◾Noise from moving traffic

    Further information can be found at noise

    If I can be of any further help please contact

    Kind Regards


    Mary Timmins | Customer Services Advsior | Rushmoor Borough Council | Council Offices | Farnborough Road | Farnborough | Hampshire | GU14 7JU Customer Services:01252 398 399 |E-mail: |Website:

    Posted anonymously at 11:33, Tue 5 April 2016

  • 2.4.2016


    Thank you for contacting Hampshire County Council.

    Noise Pollution is the responsibility of the local district and borough councils. To assist you, we are attaching a web link which has a list of all the district councils in Hampshire ?


    If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Kind regards,

    Wendy Burford Hampshire County Council The Castle Winchester SO23 8ZB

    General Information: 0300 555 1375

    Posted anonymously at 11:34, Tue 5 April 2016

  • 5/4/2016

    Good morning, I have been passed a copy of your email outlining your concerns regarding early morning noise disturbance from a motorbike using the highway near your home. I am sorry to hear of the problems you have been experiencing. Whilst there are limits to the amount of noise vehicles can make on public roads, it is the Police who have the power to take action if a vehicle’s silencer doesn’t work in the way it was designed to or has been illegally modified. (The legislation enforced by the Environmental Health Team would only apply while the motorbike is on private property, for example – where vehicle repairs are taking place). If the noise is continuing to affect you, you may wish to report it to the Police using their non-emergency number by dialling 101. I am sorry that I am unable to be of further assistance to you with your concerns on this occasion. Kind regards Katharine Opie Environmental Health Technical Officer Environmental Health and Housing Services Rushmoor Borough Council 01252 398134

    Posted anonymously at 11:36, Tue 5 April 2016

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