Noisy Neighbour Silenced

Published: Friday, 25th January 2019

A Kettering resident has had equipment confiscated after breaching a Community Protection Notice and continuing to cause significant nuisance to his neighbours with loud music.

The Council applied to Northampton Magistrates Court for a warrant to enter Simon Tuck’s home and seize equipment under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The warrant for the property in Jobs Court, Jobs Yard, Kettering, was granted on 22nd January 2019 and the equipment including stereos, TV’s and large speakers was seized on 23rd January 2019.

The Council has 28 days to either return the equipment or issue legal proceedings against the resident. He could face a fine of up to £2500 per breach of the Community Protection Notice and be subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) that requires him to prevent further nuisance or face 5 years in prison.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“The Council takes its role as peace keeper seriously, and has used its legal powers to protect the quality of life of the residents in Jobs Court, who first reported loud music in September 2018."