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When roosters, balls and bowls make noise in the village – Brittany


  • 1 Marcel and Maurice escape the casserole dish
  • As Le Télégramme announced in its Saturday edition, the Etellois rooster Marcel “will escape the casserole”. The town hall of Etel had however put its owner on notice to put an end to “noise pollution caused by rooster crowing” under penalty of a fine of 450 € and this, following an anonymous complaint from a neighbor. . As the affair was highly publicized and the owner received significant support, he finally decided to postpone his traditional banquet with on the menu, a coq au vin concocted with Maurice… Even the town hall ended up taking sides for rooster. It is committed in the direction of the new law protecting the “sensory heritage”, voted by the deputies following the affair of the Maurice rooster in Oléron (Charente-Maritime). In September 2019, the Rochefort court had thus rejected the request of neighbors of the rooster Maurice who accused him of waking them up at dawn.

  • 2 No coq au vin, either, in Cléguer
  • In Cléguer (56), a couple had asked the court to stop the songs, sometimes very early in the morning, of their neighbor’s rooster. At the same time, he claimed € 5,000 in damages and as many procedural costs. The gallinacea could also have ended up in coq au vin but the court, in January 2015, finally let it live. Justice, however, ordered the bird to be locked up at night.

  • 3 In Carantec, “nap at the beach” because of the church bells
  • In November 1997, a couple from Carantécois, living in an apartment located about twenty meters from the church, could no longer bear the noise of the bells of the building which rang from 8 am to 8 pm. “We are forced to take a nap at the beach,” lamented the couple who, at the time, threatened to seize the Council of State. According to the former mayor of Carantec, Jean-Guy Guéguen (municipal councilor in 1995 and mayor from 2001 to 2020), the couple have left their apartment and no legal action has been taken.

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  • 4 In Roscoff, the bullets of discord
  • In March 2015, the Nantes Administrative Court of Appeal ordered the city of Roscoff (29) to pay € 59,000 to a couple of residents, exasperated for fourteen years by the noise of balls from outdoor municipal tennis courts built in 2001 close to home. Last June, the municipality had, in addition, to take a decree to restrict the opening times of the courts, which are now accessible from Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. h 30.

    When roosters, balls and bowls make noise in the village – Brittany
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  • 5 In Vannes, the neighbors have the balls …
  • A few years ago, in Vannes, it was the noise of boules that made neighbors cringe at the boules pitch at the Bécel stadium, occupied by several pétanque and Breton boules associations. “It was mainly the members of a Breton boules association who made noise but they left the place two years ago”, explains Madeleine Josse, president of La Boule vannetaise. “However, we must leave the bowling alley at 5 pm instead of 6 pm and it is now forbidden to organize competitions there”, regrets the president.

    When roosters, balls and bowls make noise in the village – Brittany
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  • 6 The skatepark dismantled or moved
  • Skateparks can also cause noise pollution, as was the case in Irvillac (29) and Scaër (29). In Irvillac, four families were, in fact, stepped up because of the noise coming from the equipment opened since April 2020. Last June, the town hall finally decided to move the structure, near the municipal stadium, where the The nearest houses are about a hundred meters from the skatepark.

    Set up in November 2020, that of Scaër was dismantled on March 22 by the owner of the neighboring campsite, who also pointed out the noise pollution of the installation. On May 22, the town hall sent a letter to obtain return of the modules, but they have still not been returned. A final conciliation must be attempted. “By the end of the month, things could change”, announces the mayor of the town, Jean-Yves Le Goff.

    When roosters, balls and bowls make noise in the village – Brittany
    (Photo The Telegram)




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