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Response vehicles will tackle noise nuisance
A council is stepping up its efforts to tackle anti-social noise nuisance with investment in two new vehicles.
The vehicles, costing £31,000, will be used to deal with noise and other customer complaints around the Leeds City Council area.
Their purchase has been backed by a senior councillor, who described them as a “boost” to environmental services resources.
The vehicles will be staffed 24- hours-a-day, seven days a week and as well as tackling problems caused by anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance, they will provide a first response to burglar alarms in council-owned property and to calls from vulnerable people.
The investment is welcomed by Adel and Wharfedale councillor Barry Anderson, shadow executive board member for environmental services.
“This service previously only had two marked response vehicles and one marked van. The new investment will be a boost to the service as it adds to the resources this team has and the out-of-hours responses, I am sure, will be warmly welcomed by Leeds residents,” he said.
“It is also good to see that the vehicles will be an added resource for dealing with customer calls from vulnerable residents and in dealing with responses to burglar alarms.”
Coun Anderson said issues with noise nuisance across the council area can cause big problems for some residents and make their lives uncomfortable.
“Noise nuisance is a key problem and it is vital that the council is able to respond at times when these problems are most common,” he said. “Often this falls to out of office hour response teams and this funding boost strengthens the council's ability to deal with, and put a stop to, noise nuisance along with dealing with calls from the vulnerable and responding to other customer complaints.”