Finally found time when the PC who sent me the Pontius Pilate email was available at the same time we were, agreed yesterday to meet her at local station, said she was looking forward to clearing it up.
Housing Trust also wanted to see us, did that on way back.
Got to Police Sation a little early, met by sergeant, who said PC was unable to attend(?) unclear whether operational reasons or ordered not to.
He said he knew nothing of the reason we were there, could we explain what we wanted. I explained were were there for his PC to explain elements of an email. Ended up going over the basics again. main responses we got were that noise, no matter what time of day or night, is NOT a police matter, and they're not interested. I asked about the threats and abuse, he squirmed a bit and wouldn't give a straight answer as to if they'd take action if we felt we were in danger, but when I suggested if they were unable to attend if we were faced with a drunken thug in our garden, he insisted he wanted no talk of violence as "it should never come to that".
All very vague and not much help.
Housing Trust say they are now getting quotes in to consider putting a high fence up between the properties (it is the only low stretch at present), but we may all be asked to contribute - fine by us, and, if police, environmental health etc cannot find any proof of problem within a couple of months either we will have to drop the complaint or accept a move elsewhere. Hmm.