Noisy Finedon neighbour has sound system seized by council

Wellingborough Council has seized "noise making equipment" from an address in Finedon following several breaches of noise notices.

By Phoebe Radford
Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 10:41 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 10:41 am
Wellingborough Council seized a noisy neighbour's sound systems after they breached several notices
Wellingborough Council seized a noisy neighbour's sound systems after they breached several notices

Environmental protection officers from Wellingborough Council and police attended the address on Wednesday, November 27 with a warrant to seize the equipment.

The residents had been causing significant disruption to neighbours and had breached several notices which were served in July this year.

Amanda Wilcox, principal environmental health manager at Wellingborough Council, said: "Everyone makes noise watching TV or listening to music at home, but it shouldn't have an impact on your neighbours.

"Continued disturbance at all hours of the day can cause significant disruption and we have a duty to enforce warrants and seizures to remove the equipment that is causing such havoc to people's lives.

"We'd always recommend that people talk to the neighbours to try and resolve the issue themselves, but if that doesn't work out we will investigate and, if necessary, take action."

Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Leigh Goodwin, said: “Noise nuisance can be a real blight to neighbours so I am pleased that we have executed this warrant in partnership with the council and seized the equipment causing the issue in this case.

"We work closely with the council and other partner agencies to ensure that everyone has a safe and peaceful environment in which to live and will always investigate reports of anti-social behaviour and use the legislation available to us in order to crackdown on nuisance behaviour.

"This is a positive result for the council which we were pleased to be able to assist with."

If you have concerns about noise, you can contact the council's environmental protection team on 01933 231960 or email [email protected]