Don't be fobbed off !
Whatever method you choose be sure to make it clear that yours is not an enquiry; it is a complaint and you expect a response.
If you find that you are disturbed often, write to your local council and your MP so that they are aware but take care not to pester them – it is not their fault but you want them to make representations on your behalf. (Find your MP) Please copy such correspondence to GACC.
The airport will reply to your first few complaints saying, falsely, that they are doing everything possible to minimise noise nuisance. Do not be put off by the fact that nothing is done – at least your complaints will be counted and will serve to demonstrate to the Government that there is a problem.
Scandalously, the airport has started to fiddle the figures by only counting one complaint a day from each household (except in the case of option 3 above where each complaint is counted automatically). GACC has drawn attention to this and is pressing for all complaints to be counted.
Finally, a word of advice. Many people are suffering frequent noise disturbance and feel inclined to phone or email many times a day to vent their feelings. That is fine if you find it helpful but please do not feel obliged to do so. The noise is damaging your quality of life enough already without wasting too much time on the telephone or computer noise line.
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