Shelley Rise

A noisy neighbour in Farnborough who breached a noise abatement order by playing loud music has been hit with a fine of over £300.

Complaints were first made against the 48 year-old, who lives in Shelley Rise, back in 2014.

After first breaching the order in July 2015, she was given a two-year conditional discharge. But by August and September 2017, council officers were called out another three times to look into further noise complaints.

At Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on 10 May she argued that her walls were ‘paper thin’, but the judge didn’t accept her plea.

She was found guilty of two offences of breaching a noise abatement order, but not guilty of a third.

Councillor Maurice Sheehan, Rushmoor Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Operational  Services, said: “I’m very pleased that our environmental health officers have brought this case in front of the courts and I thank the District Judge for reaffirming this as the correct course of action.

“Too many residents face misery from the unreasonable and intrusive behaviour of the few. People have a right to live in peace and quiet without being subject to noise nuisance.”


Source: Eagle Radio