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£3000 fine for noisy resident

Community, safety and emergencies

22 October 2021

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North Northamptonshire Council’s (NNC) Environmental Protection team has successfully prosecuted a woman for failing to comply with a Noise Abatement Notice.

Miss Leanne Jones, formerly of 19 Oxford Street in Finedon, had received repeated warnings from NNC for noise problems including excessive dog barking, amplified music, loud talking and laughing at unreasonable hours.

Breaches of these notices were witnessed by NNC Officers with noise disturbance being caused to nearby premises.

On 12 October 2021, Northampton Magistrates Court found all 10 charges proven in Miss Jones’ absence and ordered the defendant to pay a total of £3,035 in fines and costs.

Noise nuisance is a real source of stress for those impacted by it and with this in mind, our Officers take all complaints of excessive noise seriously and will not tolerate such anti-social behaviour.Cllr David Brackenbury, Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration (including Environmental Protection)
We hope that this successful prosecution sends out a strong message that we will take tough action against people who selfishly disturb their neighbours by creating unnecessary noise.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of NNC

North Northamptonshire residents who are suffering from excessive noise can report these issues to the Council by telephone 0300 126 3000. Your details will be kept confidential but please note that NNC cannot accept anonymous complaints.