Keep it down! Noise abatement notices handed out in north Northamptonshire in 2015

Barking dogs were the subject of noise abatement orders handed out in the north of the county this year

Barking dogs were the subject of noise abatement orders handed out in the north of the county this year

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Barking dogs and an extraction fan were the subject of noise abatement orders handed out in the north of the county this year.

The figures, collated from a Freedom of Information request by the Northants Telegraph, saw East Northants as the biggest offending district with five notices.

Noise abatement notices are given by local authorities when they are satisfied that a noise problem amounts to a statutory nuisance.

A house in High Street in Easton on the Hill was given a notice for loud music, while an address in Rose Avenue in Rushden was also reprimanded for deliberate banging and thumping.

The Auden Musical Instrument Co Ltd in Higham Ferrers was served a notice for a particularly loud extraction fan, with houses in Sheffield Court, Raunds, and Addington Road, Irthlingborough, also reprimanded for loud barking and loud music and TV respectively.

Kettering saw two noise abatement notices dished out to domestic properties in the Avondale ward and the William Knibb ward.

They were given after complaints of loud music and raised voices.

There were also two notices against E A Tailby Components in Bath Road relating to particularly noisy industrial hardware.

Wellingborough, similarly to Kettering, saw four notices given out this year – all at residential properties.

Two were given out for loud music, one for music and shouting, and one for dogs barking.

There were no noise abatement notices given out in Corby.

The figures show a sharp decrease since 2012, where 32 notices were handed out across the area.