Noisy resident, Mr Aiden Hunt, of Russell Street, Kettering was fined over £1,500 after being found guilty of a breach of a Community Protection Notice at Northamptonshire Magistrates Court on Monday 12th April 2021.
Regular noise complaints were reported to the local authority regarding loud music from Mr Hunt’s property. Environmental Protection Officers witnessed excessive noise, following which Mr Hunt was served with a Community Protection Notice under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
Unfortunately, incidents of excessive loud music continued and were witnessed again by Environmental Protection Officers. Mr Hunt was then issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100. Mr Hunt failed to pay the Fixed Penalty Notice and was therefore prosecuted for a breach of the Community Protection Notice.
Mr Hunt has been ordered to pay a fine of £220, Council costs of £1255.44 and a £34 victim surcharge, to-talling £1509.44.
Russ Howell, Health Services Manager, North Northamptonshire Council said:
‘Noise nuisance is a source of real stress and can severely affect the health and wellbeing of those who are exposed to it. North Northamptonshire Council treats all complaints of excessive noise seriously and will not tolerate such anti-social behaviour. This case shows clearly that where evidence is gathered, the Council will take the appropriate enforcement action.’
North Northamptonshire residents who are suffering from excessive noise can report these issues to the Council by telephone 0300 126 3000 or online at www.northnorthants.gov.uk/environmental-health/noise. Your details will be kept confidential but please note that we cannot accept anonymous complaints.