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Staffordshire police urge good neighbours to become good friends

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: August 12, 2014

Staffordshire police urge good neighbours to become good friends

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As part of Staffordshire police's summer campaign Respect: It’s a two way street, police are appealing for people to be considerate and tolerant of their neighbours.

Officers say that while many people are enjoying relaxing in their gardens during the summer, they can have their peace disturbed by other people partying down the street.

"You may be having a good laugh with friends as you fire up your barbecue but sometimes it can get a little too rowdy for your neighbours," a spokeswoman said.

"We would appeal to everyone to be considerate – after all, next time it could be you forced to listen to a lot of noise.

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"We can be inundated by reports of neighbours being inconsiderate whether partying in their gardens or coming home after a night out.

"When it’s late, noise can seem louder and travel further. While you may be in the party mood, your neighbours may have other issues such as young children trying to sleep, work to go to the following day, or being elderly. We would ask that while you may be enjoying yourself, try to be considerate to those in your community who live near you."

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