Council prosecutes noisy Stevenage neighbour

21 Nov 2016

Stevenage Borough Council has prosecuted a noisy neighbour who disturbed her street with loud music.

Theresa Port of Angle Ways pleaded guilty at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court on Friday 18 November to four counts of failing to comply with a noise abatement notice after playing excessively loud music.

Miss Port was fined a total of £160 and ordered to pay the council’s legal costs of £250 and a £30 victim surcharge.

Cllr Sherma Batson, Executive Member for Safer Communities and Equalities, said: “We all need to be considerate of our neighbours as excessive loud noise can cause great distress to people and stop them from enjoying their own home. This prosecution shows that we will take action against people who cause continual nuisance and disturbance to those living around them. We would encourage anyone suffering from persistently noisy neighbours to contact us for advice and assistance.”

If you’re experiencing issues with a noisy neighbour, you can get advice and assistance from the council’s Environmental Health team by calling 01438 242908 or report issues online at the council’s website at www.stevenage.gov.uk .

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