Noisy Harold Hill neighbour handed £1,000 court bill
- Credit: Archant
A noisy neighbour might be keeping the volume down after being prosecuted for repeatedly disturbing her elderly neighbour into the early hours with loud music and shouting.
Victoria Barnett, of Edenhall Road, Harold Hill, was prosecuted at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on February 6 for a breach of an abatement notice. She was fined £400, ordered to pay £550 costs and a victim surcharge of £40.
Havering Council carried out a lengthy investigation since receiving a complaint back in 2006 and tried to resolve the issue with no luck.
An abatement notice, which can be served by the council to stop or limit noise amounting to a “statutory nuisance”, was served in January 2012, but it didn’t stop and court action followed.
Cllr Osman Dervish, cabinet member for regulatory services, said: “We expect all of our residents to respect each other and be neighbourly, but where there is a problem we will help to solve disputes like noise nuisance.
You may also want to watch:
“Unfortunately on this occasion, the offender ignored the good advice she was given and we had to take tougher action.”
Residents who are having a problem with noise can get advice and download an information pack on the noise problems page of havering.gov.uk.
- 1 Shopkeepers and customers celebrate as Romford high streets reopen
- 2 Bekash restaurant ranked best curry house in Havering on Tripadviser
- 3 Hundreds of shoppers queue outside Primark in Romford as restrictions ease
- 4 Best friends open beauty academy in Romford Shopping Hall
- 5 Police officer sacked after 'encouraging friend to lie about collision'
- 6 Mayoral election 2021: how will candidates improve east London?
- 7 Neighbour’s fury as mountain of rubbish piles up outside cottage
- 8 Top Havering pubs open with beer gardens
- 9 Could you be former Brentwood man's long lost relative?
- 10 Cycle relay through Romford supporting Help for Heroes