Noise and pollution


Much ill-feeling is caused between neighbours by noise, which can lead to tension, anxiety and misery. We receive over 3000 complaints about noise each year.

Weekend noise patrol

Our weekend noise patrol is now operating from 10pm to 3am on Friday night and Saturday night.

Call 01273 293541 during these times and leave a message on the noise patrol voicemail including

  • your name
  • contact number
  • details of where the noise is coming from

This answer machine is monitored during the noise patrol on a regular basis.


Officers that deal with pollution enquiries and complaints deal with issues relating to a number of different areas. These include:

Pollution related problems are also tackled through the LAPPC regime and the planning process.

Requests for environmental information, such as potentially contaminated land, air quality, noise and pollution incidents

If you need information about:

  • land that might be contaminated
  • air, water, soil, land, flora and fauna, energy, noise, waste and emissions
  • any decisions, measurements or activities that affect or are likely to affect any of the above
  • any financial and cost benefit analysis in relation to the above

These requests will fall under The Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

These requests must be submitted to the council’s Freedom of Information Team

The Freedom of Information Team will then contact Environmental Health and any other relevant departments for you.

There is a charge for providing environmental Information under the The Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

When Environmental Health get a request from the Freedom of Information Team, we will contact you for an initial payment of £25. If collecting the information takes longer than one hour, then £25 per hour will be charged.

Contacting us

If you would like advice or information, you can telephone us on 01273 294266 or email us at Alternatively, you can call into:

Customer Service Centre
Bartholomew Square
Street map: Bartholomew Square

Customer Service Centre
Hove Town Hall
Street map: Hove Town Hall

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