Fines for noisy neighbours in Stevenage

TWO noisy neighbours have been fined at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court following successful prosecutions by the borough council.

John Quinn, of Plash Drive pleaded guilty last week to playing loud music, shouting and singing on four separate occasions.

He was fined �260 and ordered to pay �200 costs plus a �15 victim surcharge.

He had been successfully prosecuted on similar charges twice before and on one previous occasion his musical equipment had been seized, but the problem of noise nuisance continued.

Due to this, the council was granted an anti-social behaviour order against him for two years, as well as a forfeiture and destruction order for his musical equipment.

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Roseanne Maxiz Loyd, of Highcroft was found guilty in her absence of playing loud music. She was fined �350, with �150 costs and a �15 victim surcharge.

*Anyone who has a problem with noise nuisance can contact the council’s environmental health unit on 01438 242908.

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Cllr Richard Henry, the council’s executive member for safer and stronger communities, said: “These prosecutions show that we will not hesitate to take action against those people who are causing continual nuisance and disturbance to those living around them. If anyone is suffering from noise nuisance, please contact us for advice and assistance.”

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