Work Is Being Done On The Street Where You Live | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

Work is being done on the street where you live. The noise is disturbing you. Write a letter of complaint to your local council. In your letter:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Explain what the problem is
  • Suggest solutions to the problem

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Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to draw your attention to the disturbance caused by the ongoing road repair work in our locality. My name is Will Smith and I am a resident of Hillsborough Street on the Lake Tahoe. I have been living in this area for the last ten years.

For the past few days, a lot of road repair work has been going on here and it sometimes extends late into the night. The noise from the heavy machines is causing inconvenience to me as well as to other residents in the neighborhood, and as a result, we are unable to sleep at night. Moreover, there are students living in the area who are unable to study as they have their exams coming up.

I would like to suggest that you employ additional workers to speed up the repair process and strictly confine the work to daytime as most of the residents and students are in their offices and schools. I hope the issue will be resolved soon.

Yours sincerely

Will Smith

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10 Responses

  1. G M says:

    Dear sir/madam,

    My name is John Wick and I am a resident of James neighborhood situated on the street 24 of east Tomorrowland. I am writing to your office to Lodge a complaint about the loud noises caused by the on going development work on the patch of street 24.

    My house is located right across the patch where the work is going o. The work is carried out during the night, the time of the day when most of ordinary souls like me try to rest after the day’s hard labor. The noise is such that it is impossible to catch a moment’s sleep.

    I would like to suggest to the council office to carry the required work during the day time. Even though the hassle and noise would still be bothersome, the residents would at least be able to rest and catch a much needed sleep during the night time.

    I hope that council would give due consideration to my suggestion.

    Your’s faithfully.
    John Wick

  2. Chet says:

    Dear Sir,

    My name is Chet, writing to you from 424 Carol Road, South Pole, where water pipe work has been going on from the past few days. I have asked the workmen and they have informed me that it will continue for this complete month. I appreciate the work however it is slightly affecting my job.

    On weekdays, I have to attend a few web meetings and due to constant eruption in the background I am unable to concentrate. My meetings start at 2:30pm and ends by 3:30pm. I have tried to reschedule it, unfortunately, due to time variation in other countries this time is suitable time for all other participants.

    Therefore, it is my humble request to stop the work for an hour only on weekdays. I have noticed that workmen take a break between 12:30 to 1:00 pm. Henceforth, they may postpone the break time from 2:30pm till 3:30pm.

    Hoping that you will understand and consider my request.

    Kind regards,

  3. Kavitha says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing this letter in regards to the work that has recently started on the street that I live.
    I am Sreenidhi Raj living in flat no 8, Riverdale, Rajaji Street, Pune.
    From the past two days, there is a road construction work that is happening in my locality. It is producing more sound and disturbance than what is expected as both sides of the road is almost blocked entirely and people are not able to move to and fro. This results in continuous honking and the noise is unbearable, especially in the afternoons.
    It would be of great help if this work is halted during the afternoons as many of us have old people staying with us and they find it difficult to rest during the noon.
    I hope this request would be considered.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Ms Sreenidhi Raj

  4. Prabhu says:


    Dear Sir or Madam,
    I am writing this letter to express my dissatisfaction with the road-maintenance work are running in my street which creates more difficulties to me and the public and I hope this could be resolved soon.
    Starting with, I am a resident of Green Street at Chennai. I have been living here for last 20 years.
    Last week, our council had been started road repair work on day and night. The noise from the machines is inconvenient for me and people who stayed in that place. This also provide discomfort for students to study as the public exams nearing them.
    Therefore, I would like to share my suggestions to avoid these issues. I am requesting you to stop the road work during night after 10 pm. Moreover, please increase the manpower to complete the project as soon as possible.
    I would appreciate if you could consider my request.
    Yours faithfully,
    Prabhu Chithirai.

  5. Nishant says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    My name is Rejesh Parikh. I am living at Viratnagar street in Surat city. I am writing this letter to complain about the problems we are facing owing to ongoing construction work on the street.

    I live at the Govardhan Enclave. I am the secretary of my society. A few days back road construction work was started by local council next to my residential society. There is a lot of sound disturbance due to constant digging of road pavement and using of road roller machine operated during ymthe nights. Most of our residents are working employees. Therefore, it is necessary for them to have peaceful sleep at night. I would recommend you to shift construction work at day time. During day time, majority of the flats are vacant, and construction work can ne done easily without any trouble.

    I hope you will look into this matter at the earliest and understand the situation.

    Yours faithfully,
    Rajesh Parikh.

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