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People urged to act responsibly this Easter weekend

Published Tuesday 30 March, 2021
Last updated on Tuesday 30 March, 2021

As of Monday (29 Mar) people are now able to meet outdoors in groups of six or as two households which includes meeting in private gardens.

This will make it easier for friends and families to reunite this Easter weekend, however Swale Borough Council is asking people to be considerate of their neighbours and keep noise to a minimum.

It’s been 12 weeks since people were able to socialise and this is a great milestone as the country moves out of lockdown but it’s important that neighbours are a consideration as the celebrations begin.

As lockdown measures begin to ease and the weather improves, the council is urging people to be mindful of the people around them as they enjoy their long-awaited get togethers. There may be young kids at home, elderly or sick people, and neighbours who have lost somebody in the pandemic.

It’s reassuring that people can start to socialise safely outdoors with friends and family, but it’s important to remember that sound travels further outdoors so noise should be kept to a minimum.

Loud music, late night drinking and increasingly loud voices are some of the noise nuisances reported when garden parties go on longer and get louder than anticipated.

The council’s environmental team will be working this Easter weekend to support neighbours who are experiencing noise nuisance.

Anybody wanting to report a noise problem can call 01795 417575.

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