Wellingborough man fined for persistently upsetting neighbours with his loud music

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A persistent noisy neighbour has been ordered to pay more than £900 after being found guilty of breaching a noise abatement notice.

Trevor Moses of The Rylstone, Wellingborough, was originally served with a noise abatement notice in March 2015 following complaints from residents which meant he had to take steps to ensure he didn’t cause a noise nuisance.

This case shows that people do not have to put up with their neighbours playing loud music late at night

Amanda Wilcox

But environmental health practitioners witnessed excessive amplified music which breached the noise abatement notice on four separate occasions in April and May 2015, which resulted in Moses being awarded a 12-month conditional discharge by the magistrates court in August 2015.

Following this court hearing, excessive amplified music was again witnessed by officers on a further four occasions during December 2015 and January 2016.

Moses was summoned to court on April 19, but failed to attend and the court fined him £650 for the four offences in his absence and ordered him to pay £300 costs and a £25 victim surcharge.

Amanda Wilcox, environmental health manager for Wellingborough Council, said: “This case shows that people do not have to put up with their neighbours playing loud music late at night.

“Residents within the borough are entitled to enjoy their homes in peace and the council will act to protect that right where necessary.

“Prosecution is the last resort and we will always provide advice in the first instance, we will not however hesitate to take formal action where required, so that we can help maintain a safe, and healthy environment for everyone living and working within the borough.”