Revellers push large wheelie bin up Falmouth hill and then just 'let go' (From This is The West Country)
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Revellers push large wheelie bin up Falmouth hill and then just 'let go'
3:30pm Friday 25th October 2013 in Cornwall
An accident was narrowly averted at the weekend after revellers pushed an industrial wheelie bin up Trelawney Road and then let it go.
The incident and a a raid on a party in Falmouth’s Killigrew Street has led to a warning to young people to rein in their rowdy behaviour at night and show more consideration for their neighbours.
Councillor Diana Merrett, who witnessed the incident just after 3.30am on Sunday, said: “The wheelie bin was pushed up from town by a boy with a group of seven others and then let go. It rolled down Trelawney Road and as luck would have it, it bounced off Cormac signs and ended up on the pavement.
“If that had not happened, a car would have been damaged and even worse, it could have rolled down to the junction and caused an accident. The town was still busy and taxis were |flying up Killigrew Street.”
This latest incident of rowdy |behaviour follows the raid on a |multi-occupancy property in Killigrew Street where a party attended by around 150 people was being held. Environmental health officers from Cornwall Council, accompanied by the police, seized a television and stereo equipment following complaints from neighbours.
Residents are now being reassured that steps are being taken to ensure parties are kept under control.
PCSO John Dukes said: “Partnership work between the |community protection section and the police will continue to ensure that noisy parties do not get out of hand. People need to be made aware that if they have noisy parties then there is a good chance that their noise making equipment can be seized.
“If you are having a party you should aim to cause minimal |disturbance to your neighbours by keeping windows closed and lowering the volume of the music the later the party goes on, being aware that |background noise levels drop between 11pm and 12pm. You may want to inform your neighbours in advance that you intend to have a party and it is advisable not to advertise the fact that you are having a party on social media.
“If you are disturbed by anti-social late night noise and want to make a complaint, you cannot remain |anonymous because in order for |environmental health officers to |determine if the noise you have |experienced is a nuisance, we have to know who the noise is affecting and how it is affecting them.
“Your details will be kept |confidential in the initial stages of the investigation. However, you do need to be aware that if the process goes all the way through to court then you would need to give evidence. That is very rare and there are lots of steps to try and resolve issues before they reach that stage, but it’s just something to be aware of.”
Anyone experiencing noise |problems from parties or similar events should be aware the police are not the first port of call, but they should contact Cornwall Council’s environmental health department on 0300 1234 212.
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