Sorry I was just in Court.
You need to speak with the Council, Environmental Health and ask them to install noise monitoring equipment.
That equipment will record noise levels and how often it is occurring. They should do this regardless of how many people complain.
If they refuse then you can complain to the Local Government Ombudsman. They offer a free, independent service and are located at: www.lgo.org.uk
But it only needs 1 person to complain.
Once you have that equipment you can see what the readings are and if it is above a permitted level. What that permitted level is depends on the Council. As you can imagine a quiet countryside authority will have a much lower level than an inner city one.
Then the Council can issue a noise abatement notice and/or prosecute.
Or if you want to go to to Court yourself you can. Clearly there is a cost to this as you would need to be represented.
You can bring a private action for a noise abatement in the Magistrates Court. However the only difficulty with this is, if it is denied you would need evidence.
This is why noise monitoring equipment is so useful.
But that is what you need to do. Yes you cant take them to Court, but you need evidence of not just the noise, but levels and duration
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?