Nightmare Finedon neighbour lands big bill for loud music and laughter

She had received repeated warnings from council officers

Friday, 22nd October 2021, 4:20 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd October 2021, 4:22 pm
Jones disturbed nearby residents

A nightmare neighbour from Finedon has been left with a £3,000 bill after her loud music, talking and even laughing at unsociable hours disturbed nearby residents.

Leanne Jones, formerly of Oxford Street, had been repeatedly warned by North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) over noise problems from her home and was given a noise abatement notice.

Problems included excessive dog barking, amplified music, loud talking and laughing at unreasonable hours.

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But despite the warnings breaches of the notice were witnessed by council officers and Jones was prosecuted by the council's environmental protection team.

Earlier this month at Northampton Magistrates' Court all 10 charges against Jones were found proved in her absence and she was ordered to pay a total of £3,035 in fines and costs.

Cllr David Brackenbury, NNC's executive member for growth and regeneration, including environmental protection, said: “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 Jason Smithers, NNC leader, added: “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.”