Audible bird scarers
Also known as Gas ‘Guns’ or ‘Bangers’, these sound like shotguns and are sometimes used by farmers to protect crops from bird damage. In rural areas, they can be a nuisance if they are too close to homes, are pointed in the wrong direction or sound too often or at night.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has produced a Code of Practice as a guide for farmers to use these devices in an acceptable way, which minimises problems for others.
How to report noise
To report a noise you can complete our online form or call us on 01636 650000.
Please be aware that the process of investigating a complaint alleging a statutory nuisance, through to resolving the complaint, may take from a few days to several weeks, and in cases where legal action has to be taken, sometimes up to six months.
We are generally unable to deal with anonymous reports and complaints.