NOISE complaints reported to Bradford Council are being made at a rate of six per day, according to a Freedom of Information request.

In 2016, 2017 and 2018 there was a total of 6,659 complaints made to the local authority about a range of annoying noises made by nuisance neighbours and barking dogs or music from pubs and roadworks.

The worst ward for noise over the three year period was City, which clocked up 462 complaints about rackets coming from pets, construction sites, alarms or pubs and clubs.

This was closely followed by Bowling and Barkerend, which saw 378 complaints made to the council.

All of the other wards, excluding Wharfedale, racked up more than 110 complaints, with Eccleshill (307), Tong (312) and Little Horton (292) proving to be the worst effected areas.

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Cllr Nazam Azam, ward councillor for City, said: "If there have been complaints made it is only right they are investigated and there is a structure in place to do that.

"I know there's complaints made through myself and I report them to Environmental Health and other relevant departments.

"When there are concerns it is looked into and the council liaises with people to try and eliminate the problem.

"Nobody wants to live in constant noise and disruption.

"It can affect the livelihood of residents and for that reason they are right to complain.

"If the complaints are upheld then there is action taken.

"We do have a lot of activity in the city centre and there's a large number of residents living here."

Cllr Hassan Khan believes the high number of complaints stems from the way houses have been built in his Bowling and Barkerend ward.

He said: "People need to take responsibility for the noise and if it is a dog barking, the owner needs to have some respect for their neighbours.

"This can have an affect on someone's lifestyle.

"The major problem in our ward is there's a lot of back to back houses rather than detached or semi-detached.

"A lot of people will live next to a wall and if their neighbour has a barking dog it's going to affect them more."

A regular noise problem during the timeframe were fireworks, which some residents claimed made Bradford sound like a war zone.

In August 2017, we reported on a number of people saying the explosives were set off almost each night for the past few weeks, disturbing sleep and causing unnecessary worry.

One resident said: "It is not fair on those of us who have to get up early to go to work. The loud bangs and explosions are going on into the early hours sometimes and you can’t sleep."

Residents also complained about work to expand the Lidl superstore on Barkerend Road in July 2016.

People living nearby said work would extend into the early hours of the morning and Sundays, prompting neighbours of the site to contact the council.

The company said it was being as “considerate as possible” to local residents, but said there were no restrictions on its working hours, a fact Bradford Council admitted was “regrettably” true.

In January last year, Oakwood Hall Hotel, in Lady Lane, Bingley, was ordered by Bradford Council to stop guests using the garden area after 8pm after neighbouring residents complained about the noise being made at the wedding venue.

Two residents said they regularly heard guests "shouting, swearing and being rowdy late into the night".

They also said: "There are also doors open into the venue which we have phoned up about on numerous occasions, even at 1am."

A Bradford Council Spokesperson said: "Under Part lll of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 we have a duty to reasonably investigate allegations of the existence of a statutory nuisance and to serve an abatement notice if we are satisfied of the existence of such nuisance, or its likely occurrence or recurrence and, under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, we have permissive powers available to us to deal with anti-social behaviour.

“Although we endeavour to find solutions to complaints, the role of the service is to reasonably investigate whether or not a statutory nuisance exists, or is likely to occur or recur, and serve an abatement notice if evidence to support the existence of such nuisance is found.

"We may well not be able to please either or both parties at the conclusion of our investigation.”