Residents made more than 1,000 complaints about noise in Luton in 2012, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
There were 1,042 noise complaints made to Luton Borough Council over the year, with nearly 20 per cent of those from the South ward.
High Town and Farley wards had the next highest numbers of complaints, with 103 and 94 respectively; about 10 per cent each of the total.
Mum and High Town resident Alexandra Pszkit said on Facebook: “We had a house full of students five doors away. Drinking, shouting, partying every weekend til 4am.
“My daughter was a newborn at the time and the council and then the police came out, and the council sent a warning letter to the landlord and students and said they will contact the university and get them chucked out if didn’t stop with the noise. Never heard them again.”
According to the figures, the quietest places in 2012, or at least those with the fewest complainants, were Stopsley and Bramingham, with fewer than 30 complaints between them – less than three per cent of the total.
The most frequent complaints were of people and music, but barking dogs were also common, with 130 complaints – 12 per cent of total incidents.
“Other animals and birds” were complained about 20 times, parties 34 times, and the rest were DIY, vehicles or machinery issues.
Of the 1,042 complaints, only 3.74 per cent resulted in an abatement notice being served, while most of the rest were resolved informally.