High Hedges

The Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 gave powers to local authorities to investigate complaints about high hedges.

Burglar alarm noise

Noise nuisance can be caused by faulty burglar alarms or if it goes off regularly for no apparent reason.

Noise Problems

The council can investigate a noise and decide if it's a 'statutory nuisance' which means it meets the criteria for action to be taken by us.


A range of legal controls came into effect in 2004 concerning the sale and possession of fireworks and the organisation of authorised fireworks displays.

Fumes and odour

In residential areas, common causes of odour could be drains, dirty houses, dumped rubbish, dead animals or dog fouling. Farming and agricultural practices can be a common cause in rural areas.

Rubbish accumulation

Piles of rubbish could attract pests and contain substances that are hazardous to health, or be the source of bad smells.

Garden bonfires

The council can investigate complaints of smoke from garden bonfires. In some parts of the district it is an offence to emit smoke from a chimney in Smoke Control Areas.

Overhanging tree branches

Advice on dealing with overhanging branches and vegetation.


If there is a pest problem that is not on your own property you should let your neighbour know about the problem, alternatively please contact us.

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY


01636 650000

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