CALL POLICELINK FOR YOUR NOISE ISSUES
One of the more common calls for service for police, relates to complaints about noise. Usually from noisy parties. Everyone loves a party, and the Christmas period is synonymous with celebrations of all kinds, and Mareeba Police want to see the community as a whole enjoy the festive season, so they are reminding people to consider their neighbours and the rest of the community when organising and holding a party. A bit of planning and for-thought can prevent things from going wrong on the day and avoid a visit from the local police. A couple of points to consider if you’re planning a party is letting your neighbours know in advance. Give them your contact details so they can contact you directly with any concerns on the night. Be reasonable with the type of party you have. For example, live bands and large crowds don’t mix very well in a residential area. Keep the party to invite only, so you know who is attending. Don’t let your guests get too intoxicated. As the party organiser or the occupier of the residence, you are ultimately responsible for the conduct of the party, so plan ahead and be reasonable with your neighbours. As a neighbour, if you feel the noise is still too loud after speaking with the organiser, please contact Policelink on 131 444, use the Policelink mobile phone app or use the online form at www.police.qld.gov.au/online/ . pps/reports/partysafe.