Disruption and Disturbance from Wind Chimes.
Wind chimes are possibly the most ridiculous and frustrating of noise issues that we deal with. They cause senseless disruption and problems for a small number of people. Anyone leaving a wind chime on their house or in their garden, once they are aware that it is disturbing neighbours, is selfish and unreasonable.
The high pitched disturbance from chimes is often greater than a decibel reading suggests and Environmental Health officers all to frequently view this as a low priority complaint. Dogs can be annoyed by the chimes meaning that dog barking can accompany the noise of the chimes.
On a positive note wind chime noise is predictable and therefore easily recorded. We have also found that an initial written intervention will quickly resolve the problem and get the chimes removed.