‪Report noisy neighbours with new app

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‪Report noisy neighbours with new app

A new app has been lunched that has a decibel counter, which tells users whether the noise is loud enough to be classed a “nuisance.”
It will then allow councils to take legal action to deal with unreasonable noise.
The app will request more information about what type of disturbance the noise is - for instance, anti-social behavior, noise from a party, a car or house alarm or construction work.  
‪The My Croydon app is free to download and available for Android and Apple smart phones. 
‪Councilor Mark Watson, cabinet member for safety and justice, joined Wake Up London to discuss the app. Its 6000 users can already use it to report problems such as graffiti, dead animals, abandoned vehicles, potholes and blocked drains. 
‪Councilor Mark Watson said: “This feature has been carefully designed around the needs of our residents and our noise pollution service, making it easier to report and respond to noise nuisance.
‪“The council is eager to use the latest technology to make the services we provide to residents more efficient. Whereas previously residents would call the council to report noise, now they can do so at the click of a button via their smartphones.
‪“It will build on the success we have had with residents frequently using the My Croydon app to report a number of issues they may be having.”

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