Boy Gets Noise Complaints Playing Outside
August 30, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
HULL, England, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Officials in an English town told a couple their 4-year-old son may have to be “monitored with digital equipment” after complaints he’s been too noisy outside.
Simon and Pippa Lansdell of Hull said they received a letter from the Hull City Council’s environmental health team saying their son Alfie may have to be “monitored with digital equipment” if he continues to garner complaints while playing in his garden, Express reported Tuesday.
The letter said the “noise-nuisance” allegations related to a “child screaming/playing in garden.”
“When I first opened the letter I was shocked, then fuming. Alfie can be noisy and boisterous, but he is just a normal 4-year-old,” Simon Lansdell said.
The parents said the letter also informed them they could be fined more than $8,000 if complaints continue.
“Legally, we have to investigate any noise complaints we receive, regardless of the source of the noise,” the Hull City Council said in a statement.