Before making a nuisance complaint Before making a complaint, it is best to discuss it initially with the person or organisation responsible. Noise nuisance As more of us are now working from home, you may be experiencing a different level of noise to normal. Find out more here. Smoke nuisance A smoke nuisance can be irritating, particularly if you have any respiratory problems. Bonfires A bonfire is a regular problem and interferes substantially with wellbeing, comfort or enjoyment of your property. Find out more here. Odour nuisance A statutory odour nuisance is something that is so offensive and prolonged that it significantly interferes with the enjoyment and use of the affected property. Light nuisance Poorly designed and badly aimed lighting can have a negative impact on the environment and cause problems for people in the local neighbourhood.