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The council takes noise problems seriously. We aim to meet our duties and exercise our powers to deal with noise problems affecting residents and businesses.

Noise problems that can be addressed include:

  • loud music from pubs and clubs
  • noisy neighbours and parties
  • burglar and car alarms sounding persistently
  • noise from construction sites and DIY
  • barking dogs in gardens, houses or flats
  • noise from air conditioning or ventilation systems
  • noise from helicopters (see more information below)

For more information, download the Noise Information document below and see the Bothered by noise? page..

Noise from helicopters 

Noise from helicopters can be very disturbing. Unfortunately councils currently have no power to deal with noise from any aircraft, however the noise team continues to log all complaints and pass details on to the relevant bodies. The Greater London Authority has investigated helicopter noise in the Capital and published its report: London in a Spin, which you can download below. The report makes practical recommendations to the Government and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to improve the management of helicopter traffic and reduce the environmental impact of helicopter noise. You can contact the CAA direct on 020 7453 6525.

Other organisations dealing with aircraft noise issues include the Airport Operators Association (020 7222 2249), the Aviation Environment Federation (0207 248 2223), the British Air Transport Association (020 7730 6931) and the Department of Transport (0300 330 3000).


Noise Service
Public Protection Division, Islington Council, 222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR


Tel: 020 7527 7272 Option 3 (office hours)
Tel: 020 7527 7272 Option 1 (night hours: 8pm to 2am Sunday to Thursday, 10pm to 4am Friday and Saturday) Fax: 020 7527 3057


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