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Noisy neighbours ordered to pay up over loud music; SALTASH PAIR BREACHED COUNCIL ORDER.

Byline: AARON GREENAWAY aaron.jamesgreenaway@reachplc.com

@aaronjamesf1 TWO nightmare neighbours who played loud music at their home despite being issued with noise abatement notices have been ordered to pay PS1,200 in fines as well as court costs.

Residents of Grenfell Avenue, Saltash, had complained to Cornwall Council's Environment and Public Protection Team that loud music was being played, causing a nuisance to others.

The fines come after months of issues being reported. On March 17, 2020, Joanne Allinson and her partner, Shaun Jones, were served with a noise abatement notice under Section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 - effectively ordering them to desist from playing loud music.

However, on September 19 and 22, 2020, an officer from Cornwall Council visited the property and found that loud music with 'highly intrusive carrying bass' was being played from the property in breach of the previously issued abatement notices, leading to the pair being taken to court by the council.

Appearing before Bodmin Magistrates' Court on September 14, the two defendants pleaded guilty to the three charges of breaching the noise abatement notices.

We will not prosecute persistently nuisance to communities Martyn

Two of the charges related to the occasions an officer visited the property in September, 2020, while the third related to the period thereafter up to and including March 6, 2021.

Ms Allinson and Mr Jones were ordered to pay PS1,242 in fines and costs each, consisting of a PS675 fine, PS500 in costs and a PS67 victim surcharge.

Welcoming the verdict, Cornwall Council's Martyn Alvey, portfolio holder for environment and climate change, which includes public protection, warned people that the council will not hesitate to prosecute people who cause a nuisance to their community.

hesitate to those who cause a their local Alvey

He said: "These residents caused significant upset to those living in the area. They were warned about their music and served abatement notices, which they clearly ignored.

"We will not hesitate to prosecute those who persistently cause a nuisance to their local communities."

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Author:AARON GREENAWAY aaron.jamesgreenaway@reachplc.com
Publication:The Plymouth Herald (Plymouth, England)
Date:Sep 23, 2021
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