Noisy neighbour from Kettering ordered to pay £7,500

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A woman who breached a noise abatement notice in Kettering served after holding loud parties has been ordered to pay £7,500.

Kettering Council has prosecuted Rebecca Nakate, of Dalkeith Avenue, for breaching the notice as well as a community protection notice.

She has been ordered to pay £7,500 after noise and anti-social behaviour at the property affected five other households.

Ms Nakate had been served with the notices in September 2016, requiring her to take steps to reduce the impact of noise from parties at her property.

Council officers witnessed six breaches of the notices and seized the noise-making equipment from the property in November 2016.

Complaints continued and the case was taken to court by the council.

The court granted a forfeiture order allowing the council to keep and destroy the equipment seized from the property.

It also granted a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), limiting the number of visitors Ms Nakate can have at the property overnight and requiring her and her visitors stop causing a nuisance to her neighbours.

The order also requires her to control pet rabbits which have been left to roam in neighbours’ gardens.

This is the 12th Criminal Behaviour Order issued following action taken from Kettering Council since new anti-social behaviour powers were introduced in 2014.

Shirley Plenderleith, Kettering Council’s head of public services, said: “This is a great result to publicise in Noise Action Week.

“It emphasises the seriousness of selfish behaviour and the fact that noise and anti-social behaviour can have a big impact on all of us.

“The council and its partners will use our legal powers to minimise this impact.”