Householders who caused misery for neighbours have audio equipment seized (From Redditch Advertiser)
Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting RA NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Householders who caused misery for neighbours have audio equipment seized
11:50am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Local
TWO Redditch households causing misery to their neighbours by playing loud music have had audio equipment seized after they ignored formal reprimands.
Audio equipment and CDs were seized from properties in Crabbs Cross and Church Hill by Worcestershire Regulatory Services on October 3, after the occupants of the two properties failed to comply with the terms of a noise abatement notice they were issued.
The notices had been served after numerous complaints from upset neighbours in Evesham Road and Heronfield Close that the individuals concerned were playing their music at loud volumes, for prolonged periods of time, and at unsociable times, over several months.
Prosecutions are now being considered.
Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Worcestershire Regulatory Services joint committee chairman, said: “The distress excessive noise can cause should not be underestimated. In this case, a lot of neighbours were being affected and all our efforts to resolve the situation amicably had not worked. The perpetrators made no attempt to engage with our officers and so formal action was taken.
“The message is clear. Excessive noise will not be tolerated and Worcestershire Regulatory Services will not hesitate to protect residents from unreasonable individuals that cause misery.”
Anyone who is troubled by noise nuisance problems is asked to contact Worcestershire Regulatory services on 01905 822799 and a wealth of useful tips on noise issues is also available at www.worcsregservices.gov.uk.
Comments are closed on this article.