Tackle bad neighbours says MP

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AN Edinburgh MP has said more should be done to tackle the issue of noisy neighbours.

Sheila Gilmore, who represents Edinburgh East, said she had an 85-year-old constituent who had to wait two years to get rid of a neighbour who had terrified her with his drinking partners, but had refused to be forced from her home.

She said: “People have an absolute right to peace of mind and security in their homes and neighbourhoods.

“No-one should have to endure selfish and excessive behaviour from their neighbours.

“She has a right to expect local and national government to support her in ensuring a peaceful life in her own home.”

Mrs Gilmore claimed that “thousands” of other residents were being plagued by unacceptable behaviour from neighbours in Edinburgh.

She added: “Let’s make sure the resources and commitment are there so that these situations are dealt with fairly, effectively and quickly.”