Noisy neighbour has equipment seized
By Angelocal | Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 14:04
A young woman whose blaring dance music caused a series of regular complaints from other residents has had her equipment confiscated by the district council.
Members of the council's Noise Enforcement team with some of the seized equipment.
Using the evidence gained by officers working out of hours, the council obtained a warrant to search for and seize noise equipment from the premises in Yeovil. Environmental Health officers working in partnership with the Police executed the warrant and the equipment seized included a pair of large speakers and an amplifier.
After warnings were given, an abatement notice was first issued in May, which was breached on three occasions. Officers then seized equipment from the house in June and will now be held with the expectation that the resident will in future comply with the noise abatement order.
Alasdair Bell, Head of Environmental Health, commented: "It is important that people have due regard for their neighbours – particularly when it comes to noise of this type.
"This joint action demonstrates that we work closely with our partners to deal swiftly and effectively with people who cause such anti social behaviour."
Councillor Peter Seib, Portfolio Holder for Regulatory & Democratic Services adds: "This resident was totally ruining the quality of life for people living near her. In the past, people may have thought they could get away with this type of behaviour but this shows that where warnings are not heeded we will take strong action.
"Should this resident continue to cause noise problems the Council will not hesitate to take further enforcement action."