Editor: It is that time of year again when the weather is getting warmer and people like to entertain outside. I just want to remind people to be considerate of their neighbours. We have lived in our home for 23 years now and we have had many different neighbours. We have one neighbour with a hot tub bar area, and they entertain a lot, as often as four nights a week.
Our homes are close together and we have four neighbours on our fence line. I like to sleep with my window open, but can’t because of the loud noise coming from one neighbour. Our bedroom window is right next to their back yard, where the party zone is.
I have taken to wearing ear plugs, and I have been woken up many nights from a dead sleep because of the noise. My husband will go and sleep in the spare room in order to get some sleep.
We have gone from asking them nicely to raised voice to yelling. Now we just have to call the police every time that we hear them out there. And that is what I think is so sad. Our police are busy people. I hate to waste their time. But I would like to have a nice summer and be able to sleep with my window open if I want to.
And this goes on all year long. In the winter, they are outside, as there is an outdoor heater.
I don’t begrudge anyone from entertaining outdoors from time to time. You should be able to have fun. I just ask that people be considerate of neighbours, and take the party indoors after a certain time.
I understand that the Township noise bylaw calls for quiet time after 10 p.m. We have called the police after midnight in order to get some sleep.