Loud and abusive neighbours fined

Civic Offices
Civic Offices

TWO people have been prosecuted and fined after ignoring repeated warnings to keep the noise down.

Peter Heggerty was issued with a two year Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour Order after a joint investigation involving officers from Milton Keynes Council Environmental Protection, Anti Social behaviour teams and Thames Valley Police.

Appearing before Milton Keynes Magistrates on Friday they heard how, in January this year, the council’s Environmental Protection team were called to investigate complaints of loud music and shouting at his home in Jersey Road, Wolverton.

A statutory nuisance abatement notice, under section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 was issued.

However, in May a further complaint was made. Again, officers found loud music being played.

A warrant application was made to the local magistrates’ court and the music equipment was seized.

In a separate case, also heard at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court on Friday, Hannah Tomlin, of Barkers Croft, Greenleys, was convicted in her absence of breaching a statutory noise nuisance abatement notice.

In April a member of the Environmental Protection team visited Ms Tomlin’s home after complaints about loud, late night music, via the council’s Out of Office service.

A noise abatement order was served but in May further complaints were received about noise late at night and loud music.

In total, 10 calls were received to the Environmental Health Out of Hours Service between April 21 and May 17 concerning loud music from Ms Tomlin’s address, and officers seized stereo equipment.

She was convicted of breaching the nuisance abatement notice, fined £300 and ordered to pay ccosts totalling £766.